Looks like it’s going to happen. Some very good sources on Twitter saying the new owners have offered the manager’s job to Sir Chris after Sven-Goran Eriksson and their new Thai owners gave him permission to talk to us.
Without a shadow of doubt Chris will be a hugely popular choice and it should unite every Charlton fan everywhere but it also represents a huge gamble. But is it more of a gamble than Eddie Howe, Dennis Wise or Gary Johnson?
I won’t lie I have butterflies at how excited I am about Chris Powell being our manager. I once spent 2 weeks in his and his families company on holiday in Italy and the bloke is an absolute superstar.
I just wonder if we as fans need to adjust our immediate expectations a little. A Wise/Poyet or Wise/Wilkins combo rightly or wrongly would have got us all thinking about instant success, but with Chris it has to be about rebuilding the confidence, stopping the decline and the beginning of a new era. This just might take some time. Climbing up the cliff face certainly takes longer than falling of it.