Welcome Ben Garner
Well that’s a surprise.
Despite various denials, indecisiveness and fluff, two weeks after the cat was out of the bag, the club have finally confirmed that Ben Garner will be Charlton’s new manager, signing a three-year contract.
Welcome Ben and you will get my maximum support and I look forward to an exciting and prosperous journey.
Thomas said that there were 40 candidates of which more than a dozen were interviewed, but Garner with his brand of attacking, possession based football and his record of coaching young players got him The Valley job.
It does sound that both of Garner’s coaches at Swindon Scott Lindsey and Scott Marshall will join him in SE7, but not Ben Chorley, the previous director of football at the County Ground.
Swindon topped all of the L2 stats in goals scored, average shots per game, shots on target, possession, pass completion and most away wins.
The single most important thing next is recruitment and the obvious sign of a plan to attack promotion from L1 head on.