sport news Lee Bowyer named caretaker boss at Charlton

Charlton assistant Lee Bowyer has taken over the reins until end of the season Karl Robinson has departed the League One club after handing in resignation Club legend Johnnie Jackson will assist Bowyer during their temporary reign  

By Press Association Reporter

Published: 10:06 GMT, 22 March 2018 | Updated: 10:08 GMT, 22 March 2018

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Former Leeds and Newcastle midfielder Lee Bowyer has been named caretaker manager of Charlton after manager Karl Robinson left by mutual consent.

Bowyer, who started his professional career with the Addicks, will lead Charlton against play-off rivals Plymouth on Saturday, with Johnnie Jackson named as his assistant.

Charlton director Richard Murray told the club's official website: 'I'd like to place on record our thanks to Karl Robinson who has worked tirelessly during his time at Charlton. The club and Karl came to an agreement that is best for everyone involved.

Lee Bowyer (right) has taken over the reins at Charlton following Karl Robinson's departure

Lee Bowyer (right) has taken over the reins at Charlton following Karl Robinson's departure

'We're very grateful to Lee Bowyer and Johnnie Jackson

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