EUELL’S EA­GER TO AID AD­DICKS

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Paddy von Behr

JA­SON EUELL is champ­ing at the bit to turn Charl­ton Ath­letic’s for­tunes around af­ter the former striker joined the club’s first-team coach­ing staff on a tem­po­rary ba­sis.

Euell joined the Ad­dicks in 2001 in what was then a club record fee of £4.75m, go­ing on to spend five years in SE7 be­fore re­turn­ing for the League One ti­tle-win­ning 2011/12 cam­paign, fin­ish­ing his play­ing ca­reer at the Val­ley.

The 38-year-old then took up a role as un­der-16 coach and was quickly pro­moted to his po­si­tion as un­der-21s boss in Septem­ber 2013, help­ing a num­ber of academy grad­u­ates up into the Ad­dicks’ se­nior squad.

And now he will work along­side in­terim head coach Karel Fra­eye and his as­sis­tant Wim De Corte as in­terim first-team coach af­ter they were placed in tem­po­rary charge last Sun­day evening fol­low­ing Guy Lu­zon’s dis­missal.

“I’m very ap­pre­cia­tive of be­ing asked,” said Euell, who made 171 ap­pear­ances for Charl­ton dur­ing his play­ing days, scor­ing 39 goals.

“I’m ex­cited about the task ahead. I’ve been in­volved with the club for a long time and have be­come a fan my­self, so it’s an hon­our to take on the chal­lenge.”

HELP­ING OUT: Ja­son Euell

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