Chris O’Loughlin became the 13th coach to leave the club today in less than 3 years. The continual turnover of staff at The Valley is quite incredulous.
Nothing on the OS but according to the News Shopper O’Loughlin, who previously put the cones out for Orlando Pirates, Supersport United, Melbourne Victory, AS Vita and Sint-Truiden, was surprised that he wasn’t kept on under Karl Robinson.
Maybe now the club will be in a position to announce Lee Bowyer’s move to assistant manager and Johnnie Jackson’s role as player-first team coach.
O’Loughlin meanwhile will be updating is CV, or waiting on a phone call from Roly asking him to offer all of his knowledge to Carl Zeiss Jena, who incidentally have won promotion to the 3rd Bundesliga via the play-off’s. They won the geographically split 4th tier Regionalliga.
Still only 38, O’Loughlin has only once had a coaching job where he has stayed for longer than a season.
Also Rick Everitt has revealed that the club has sold to date 4,500 season tickets, down on what the club told us this time last summer of 6,500.
There’s a vacancy at Sint-Truiden again. Ivan Leko has had his contract bought out by FC Brugge, who are in the Champions League (qualifying) next season. Maybe Daddy Duch will welcome back his wandering boy.
No surely a job for Guy, no? 🙂
Let’s make our minds up chaps. When Chris O was appointed everyone said he was Roland’s stooge . KR Infact asked him to stay on when he joined. Now he is leaving everyone starts implying it is some terrible indictment on the clubs part. Barker wanted to go to his home club- fair enough. Bowyer is a Charlton man who played for England and Jackson – we need say no more. Sounds like a good management team to me.
I don’t know Chris O at all – I don’t know anything about him, including his coaching ability. As an individual I feel sorry for him being involved with RD … pushed from this job to the next one without any time to unpack his suitcase before he’s shunted off again – one hopes that his pay-off packages make it all worthwhile for him.
As one of several coaches appearing in a rather over-crowded home dug-out in the 2nd half of last season I certainly have no idea what, if anything, he bought to the club.
However, hopefully we can move on and with Bowyer and Jacko helping Robinson those two at least have Charlton red running through their blood and that can only be a good thing for the future of the club…
Perhaps RD is slowly learning – at long last and it may just be one tiny little step in the right direction.