Charlton have appointed Johnnie Jackson as their new head coach on a two year contract with an option to extend depending on the performance of the team. Jackson took over as the caretaker manager following the departure of Nigel Adkins. He has engineered a change in fortune with seven wins in 10 games in League One, making him the most successful manager in Charlton’s history. Jackson made 279 appearances as a player scoring 55 goals in the process.
“I’m very pleased and very proud this morning. I have a special relationship with this football club, it is coming on 12 years now. I’ve been through some emotional times, highs and lows, which mould you into a certain character and this is the culmination of the story.” Charlton manager Johnnie Jackson said. “The players have been absolutely brilliant. I can’t speak highly enough of them. The players and the staff have brought into what I am trying to do and they have helped facilitate results. I believe in everyone around me, I know that they are first class and will take the club forward.”
“We have all seen the impact Johnnie has had since he took over. You can see that in the results, which have been excellent.” Charlton owner Thomas Sandgaard said. “Johnnie has a passion for the club, a connection with supporters, players and staff and a real knowledge of the game, so I’m delighted that he’s our new permanent manager.”