Nigel Adkins: Charlton Athletic sack supervisor after poor run

Nigel Adkins had led sides to promotion from League One thrice since 2007

Charlton Athletic have sacked supervisor Nigel Adkins after seven months in cost at The Valley.

The Addicks have gained solely two out of 13 League One matches and are within the relegation zone after their 3-2 dwelling loss to Accrington on Tuesday.

“We’re all upset that it hasn’t labored out this season,” proprietor Thomas Sandgaard advised the membership web site.

Assistant supervisor Johnnie Jackson will take short-term cost and be assisted by coach Jason Euell.

“Nigel joined us on the finish of final season and had a right away influence, as we completed the season properly, simply lacking out on a play-off place on aim distinction.

“Sadly, we’ve not been capable of carry that type into this season,” stated Sandgaard.

“I would wish to thank Nigel for his exhausting work, positivity and continued professionalism throughout his time on the membership.”

Former Southampton, Hull Metropolis and Studying boss Adkins agreed a two-and-a-half 12 months contract in March after succeeding Lee Bowyer as supervisor.

He was the primary managerial appointment after Sandgaard took over the membership following a troubled interval below earlier house owners East Avenue Investments and had good pedigree having led Southampton from League One to the Premier League in back-to-back seasons from 2010.

Adkins had beforehand led Scunthorpe United to the 2007 League One title and promotion from the third tier through the play-offs two years later.

He began properly at Charlton, dropping simply one in all his first 10 video games in cost because the Addicks ended the season in eighth place, only one level outdoors the play-offs.

In the summertime, Adkins introduced in 15 gamers and 16 left, however his new-look aspect didn’t gel into one that would repeat the shape from final season – they’ve gained solely one in all their previous eight league video games, having didn’t win any of their first 4.

The group has struggled defensively and solely Morecambe have let in additional than the 23 objectives Charlton have conceded this season, the joint second worst whole within the division.


Louis Mendez, BBC Radio London Charlton Athletic reporter

“It is a disgrace as he was man who got here in with good intentions and began off rather well.

“However this season has began off poorly and simply acquired progressively worse.

“I do know he was upset with how the switch window went this summer season – Charlton acted too late and did not actually have a pre-season behind them, and the lack to place a settled aspect out by way of health set Charlton again a bit.

“Every so often we might get a glimpse that one thing would change, however the performances have been disjointed and it hasn’t actually labored out for him.”

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