Newly appointed Birmingham City manager Lee Bowyer wants to bring Johnnie Jackson to the club as his assistant a report from London News Online has revealed.
Bowyer resigned from his role as Charlton manager earlier this week to take over at St Andrew’s, leaving Jackson, who had been his assistant at The Valley for three years, in caretaker charge of the Addicks.
Now it seems as though Bowyer is keen on a quick reunion with the 38-year-old, as he looks to put together his own backroom team at Birmingham.
According to this latest report, Bowyer is keen to link back up with Jackson, who oversaw Charlton’s come-from-behind 3-2 win over Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night.
Speaking after that game, Jackson had stated that he had had no contact with Bowyer about following him to St Andrew’s, although it remains to be seen if that has changed in the wake of this update.
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Prior to becoming Charlton’s assistant manager, Jackson had made 279 appearances for the Addicks in all competitions between 2010 and 2018.
Bowyer’s own time as Birmingham manager got off to a winning start on Wednesday night, with his new side beating Reading 2-1 at St Andrew’s.
You can certainly understand why Bowyer might want to bring Jackson with him to Birmingham.
The two do seem to have worked well together during their time at Charlton, and having someone he knows with him could certainly help Bowyer as he looks to make an impact in his new job.
However, you feel that Charlton themselves may be keen to keep Jackson at the club, particularly considering the promising start to life in caretake charge that he made on Tuesday night.
Indeed, given the strong link Jackson has with the club from his playing days, it may also be hard for him to walk away from The Valley after more than ten years at the club, so it will certainly be interesting to see how this one plays out.