Charlton Athletic confirmed this morning that they had appointed Ged Roddy as their new Technical Director.
Charlton Athletic are delighted to announce the appointment of Ged Roddy MBE as the club’s Technical Director. #cafc
— Charlton Athletic FC (@CAFCofficial) October 8, 2020
Thomas Sandgaard’s takeover of the Addicks was finalised last month and the Danish businessman has wasted little time in making the changes he wants to help the club move forward.
As well as backing boss Lee Bowyer in the market with several new faces arriving, the Londoners announced that Roddy has taken up the position of Technical Director.
That will see him start ‘planning and implementing the club’s long-term footballing strategy’ as they look to eventually return to the Premier League.
Roddy is an experienced figure within the game, having worked for organisations like FIFA and the Premier League as well as having a spell with Reading among other roles.
Therefore, his arrival has been met with a very positive reaction from the fan who see this as a good choice from Sandgaard.
Here we look at some of the comments to the news from Twitter…
Must have good pedigree if he's been awarded an MBE for services within the game
— Neil Stevens (@4everAddickted) October 8, 2020
Like the sound of this, starting to get a very good experienced management set up here now. With Thomas over in the US he’ll need it if we are to achieve everything he’s set out to do.
— Phil (@phil_cullum) October 8, 2020
Speaks a lot of sense, especially walk before we run! We need this stability. Hope he works closely with Gallen so Bowyer can concentrate just on the pitch and the team. #cafc
— Sam Carter (@SamSamcarter11) October 8, 2020
Great signing, well respected individual, knows his stuff and will have a great contact book! Also a further benefit to our already thriving academy!
— Kieron Salmons (@KC_101) October 8, 2020
Welcome on board, Ged! Really feels like the club is starting to build momentum.
— Stephen Kiely (@StephenKiely1) October 8, 2020
Excellent news , looks like a sensible and shrewd appointment 👏
— Autumn Figgins (@figgins_autumn) October 8, 2020
Looks like a very strong appointment indeed and part of a genuine wider/long term strategy. Excellent.
— Neil Turnham (@neil_turnham) October 8, 2020
Can't say I know anything about him but it certainly reads well. Another mark of the TS era
— Alex (@Alex70889454) October 8, 2020