Charlton Athletic set to open contract talks with Lee Bowyer and Johnnie Jackson

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Charlton Athletic are set to open contract talks with manager Lee Bowyer and assistant Johnnie Jackson.

The duo are both due to be free agents at the end of June.

Bowyer was handed the job full time at the start of the season – initially taking the role on a caretaker basis and leading the Addicks to the League One play-offs.

And the South London club are once again well-placed to seal a top-six finish.

Lieven De Turck, who is representing the club in takeover talks, told a fans’ forum on Monday night that there was widespread approval in sorting new deals for the pair.

In minutes published by the club this evening, it said: “LDT said the consensus in the board is to continue with LB and JJ. SG added that both LB and JJ are aware of that. He said they’ve both been talked to about it.

“LDT said within the board (RD and Richard Murray) there is consensus on LB and JJ. He said conversations will start soon on their contracts as they are doing a good job.”

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