Charlton Athletic are prepared to give Johnnie Jackson the permanent manager’s job at The Valley, a source has exclusively informed Football League World.
Lee Bowyer resigned earlier this week from the Addicks and has already joined former club Birmingham City as he looks to steer them away from danger in the Championship.
In League One, meanwhile, Charlton are trying to finish in the play-offs and return to the second-tier, with owner Thomas Sandgaard already on record as saying he wants to get something sorted by the end of this week in terms of a new manager.
Indeed, it could well be Jackson with Football League World learning that Sandgaard and the club is happy with his vision, credentials, and his understanding of the club – something garnered from years spent at The Valley as a player and assistant to Lee Bowyer.
Charlton also believe it’s a better route to go down than bringing in an external appointment at the moment as they look to end the season on a high note, with Jackson winning his first game in charge on Tuesday night against Bristol Rovers.
Jackson himself said in his post-game press conference last night he’d not yet thought about applying to take over as permanent boss as his focus was on the Rovers match but it appears the club would be open to the idea, if he decides that is what he wants to do.