Sandgaard closes door on Jacko chapter
“Charlton Athletic can confirm the departure of Johnnie Jackson as the club’s Manager. Jackson was announced as Caretaker Manager in October 2021, before being appointed as the club’s permanent Manager in December 2021.
Charlton Owner and CEO, Thomas Sandgaard, said: “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.” (more)
I’m shocked and saddened but it is the right decision by Thomas Sandgaard, who has acted decisively to clear the decks for a new manager in an effort to get Charlton out of League One next season.
All of me loves Jacko, he represents everything good about being a Charlton fan, and he loves this club as much as you and I, yet although there was an argument that he deserved a pre-season and a chance to begin the new season before he was judged, deep down I felt that a change was necessary if we have any hope and ambition to win promotion from this league.
Credit to Sandgaard, but also my very best wishes to Johnnie, who will forever be a true Charlton legend.