BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Johnnie Jackson has signed a new contract at Charlton Athletic until the summer of 2023.
The 37-year-old, who played 279 games for the Addicks and scored 55 goals, joined the club’s coaching staff in 2017.
Jackson was appointed Lee Bowyer’s number two in March 2018 after Karl Robinson’s exit saw the duo take on caretaker roles running the then League One side.
“I’ve probably said it a million times but Charlton has been a massive part of my life and I hope it continues to be that way for many years to come,” commented Jackson.
“It’s been great for me personally, I have a massive love for the club. I’ve been here 10 years now, I feel like part of the furniture and I didn’t want that to end, so to get my future for the next few years secure and signed on is great.
“Hopefully we’re going to build on what we did last year. I think we put the building blocks in place then and now we want to try and continue that on this year, obviously by staying in the division and building from there.”
Executive chairman Matt Southall said: “We’re delighted Johnnie has signed a new contract. He’s absolutely integral to the club going forward and the work he and Lee have done together is the reason behind so much of the club’s success.”
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