BOWYER NAMED AS ASSISTANT MANAGER AT CHARLTON ATHLETIC
- Sport Careers client Lee Bowyer named as Assistant Manager for Charlton Athletic
- The former Leeds, Birmingham and Newcastle midfielder joins Karl Robinson’s set up after previously holding a temporary role with the club in January
Sports Careers client, Lee Bowyer has been named as Charlton Athletic's new assistant manager.
Bowyer, 40, who won one cap for England in 2001, started his career with the Addicks before leaving for Leeds in 1996, he would then go on to play for the likes of Newcastle, West Ham & Birmingham during his career, bringing a wealth of experience for his new role.
He first joined Karl Robinson's coaching staff at Charlton last season on a temporary basis in January and will now work alongside Robinson permanently, after first-team coach Chris O'Loughlin left the club earlier this summer.
Bowyer, who played 58 times for Charlton during his playing career had more to say on the new role:
"It feels great to be asked to do this and to work alongside Karl and I'm really looking forward to it."
"It was an easy decision to make. We worked closely towards the end of last season so I know the ins and the outs and it's felt a bit like a homecoming because there are a few faces who are still here from when I was a kid.
"I have a lot more experience now that I can pass onto the lads. I've worked under a lot of good people in my career and Charlton is where it all started, so it's a bit of a fairytale for me."