Manager Johnnie Jackson Leaves League One Giants

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Charlton Athletic have announced the exit of manager Johnnie Jackson following their 13th-placed finish in League One.

Jackson took over as caretaker manager in October 2021, replacing Nigel Adkins.

He was then appointed as permanent manager in December, however, they will move forward without their former midfielder at the helm.

Charlton Athletic Announce Departure of Manager Johnnie Jackson

Different Direction at The Valley

Johnnie Jackson’s Charlton side ended their 2021/22 campaign with a 4-0 loss away at Ipswich Town. In general, their form towards the end of the season had been mixed but the club have chosen to go in a different direction with promotion always their ambition.

Charlton were in the Championship as recently as 2019/20. They failed to keep their status in the second division under Lee Bowyer, who subsequently left during the League One campaign that followed, joining Birmingham City shortly after.

The Addicks will be disappointed with a 13th-placed finish even if they were lingering even lower down at one stage. They are a club that demands to be there or thereabouts for promotion at this level and throughout this past season have been nowhere near.

Club Statement

Thomas Sandgaard, owner and CEO of Charlton Athletic told cafc.co.uk: “I would like to thank Johnnie for everything he has done for the club. He is a Charlton legend who has given his all for this club as a player, captain, coach, assistant manager and manager.

“I am grateful for all he has contributed during my time at Charlton, including stabilising us this season when he took over as manager, following our poor start to the campaign.

“This decision has been a very difficult one to make, Johnnie has done so much for the club, but I felt the time was right to make the change as we continue our preparations for next season.

“Our search for a new manager has begun. This season wasn’t the season any of us at the club wanted. I have big ambitions for Charlton and it will be important for us to find the right individual that can build on the foundations in place and help us progress on our journey.”

Jackson spent over 12 years at The Valley since joining as a player on loan in February 2010.

 

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