The very best of luck to Jacko tonight.
There has been very few managerial caretakers in my Charlton supporting time. Funny enough the best one hands down was probably Lee Bowyer, the longest caretaker of all – 6 months in total.
In November 2016 Kevin Nugent, who had little Charlton connection, took over after Russell Slade was sacked and ended with a quite sparkling record of two wins and a draw in his week and a half in the hot seat.
Nugent beat Port Vale and then masterminded a 5-1 away win at tonight’s opponents Bristol Rovers before ending with a decent home draw against eventual League One champions Sheffield United. Nugent is now manager of Millwall’s U23’s.
In January 2015 Ben Roberts and Damian Matthew were at very best only responsible for putting shirts on the dressing room hooks for the embarrassing 5-0 defeat at Watford. One of the many real low points of Duchatelet’s reign.
Roberts is now Brighton’s goalkeeping coach whereas Matthew is coaching in India.
In January 2011 Charlton legend Keith Peacock picked the team for a proud FA Cup performance away at Tottenham. This was in between Parky being given the boot and first choice
Eddie Howe Chris Powell taking over. Keith is still very much involved with the club fortunately.
It was 36 years previous to Peacock’s one game in temporary charge that Charlton last put in a caretaker manager. That was in April 1974, just before my time, when Les Gore held the reigns for a month between Theo Foley and Andy Nelson. Les Gore died in 1991.
Interesting after Peacock and Les Gore sprinkled their magic both Chris Powell and Andy Nelson led us to promotion, which may be at least be something to hold onto tonight.