Garner to be appointed? Not according to Mrs Sandgaard!
The soap opera, because that is what we have become, surrounding the appointment of a new manager continued tonight.
32 days after Johnnie Jackson was sacked by Thomas Sandgaard today the senior sports reporter at the Swindon Advertiser plus Talksport and even The Athletic all reported that Ben Garner had signed a 2-year deal with the Addicks.
Compensation was said to be agreed and even Garner’s salary was published. It was understood that the new manager would be unveiled on Monday.
In what was has been the longest drawn out appointment of a football manager ever, Addicks’ fans reacted positively having played around with the idea of Garner and possibly a director of football plus two coaches joining to finally kick start our summer plans with training starting in two weeks and the season in six.
Garner’s attacking high possession based game played out from the back has been deeply scrutinized and debated on social media by Addicks, but most of us just want to see some semblance of a plan to attack promotion next season. Garner if it was going to be him would get our backing as long as he was given the right tools and controls.
Yet tonight Sandgaard’s wife Raelynn replied to Rich Cawley’s post reporting the Swindon Advertiser to be incorrect.
Honestly what a laughing stock we have become.
When pushed by fans Raelynn Maloney said “the club will release accurate information once a manager has been signed.”