Pardew to man­age Charl­ton

Townsville Bulletin - - Sport -

FORMERWestHam man­ager Alan Pardew was yes­ter­day named the new man­ager of strug­gling Premiership side Charl­ton, re­plac­ing Les Reed who had only been in charge since Novem­ber.

Pardew, who was sacked by West Ham ear­lier this month, signed a 3+-year deal and be­comes the south Lon­don club’s third man­ager this sea­son.

Reed was pro­moted from the role of as­sis­tant man­ager in midNovem­ber when Iain Dowie lost his job with the Addicks bot­tom of the Premiership, but has failed to turn their for­tunes around dur­ing his month at the helm.

Dowie had taken over from Alan Cur­bish­ley who has since re­placed Pardew at West Ham.

‘‘Les Reed has left his po­si­tion as Charl­ton’s head coach by mu­tual con­sent,’’ the club an­nounced in a state­ment.

‘‘Alan Pardew will take charge of the Addicks and has signed a 3+-year con­tract.’’

Reed, a for­mer Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor, watched his side slip to a 2-0 home de­feat at the hands of fel­low strug­glers Mid­dles­brough on Satur­day and that was the fi­nal straw for the Charl­ton board.

The loss left the club sec­ond from bot­tom of the ta­ble and seven points from safety.

Reed man­aged just one win from his eight games in charge and presided over last week’s League Cup quar­ter-fi­nal de­feat at home to League Two Wy­combe.

Pardew will take charge of his first match at The Val­ley to­day against Ful­ham.

Alan Pardew

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