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Charlton has appointed Nigel Adkins as their new manager – much to the delight of their owner, Thomas Sandgaard

The former boss of Hull, Reading and Southampton has signed a two and a half year contract with the League One club

Adkins has replaced Lee Bowyer, who has stepped down from his role at The Valley to take over in Birmingham earlier this week

Charlton owner Sandgaard spoke exclusively to talkSPORT

following the appointment of Adkins, who has not been part of the management team since leaving Hull in June 2019

“Both Nigel and I have the same ambition to play football in the Premier League,” he said, speaking to White and Jordan,

“He has the experience and track record of getting League One clubs out of the championship, and in the case of Southampton, he was able to get them into the Premier League

Johnnie Jackson, who had been linked to a reunion with Bowyer in Birmingham, continues to be Charlton’s No. 1 remain2 under Adkins understands talkSPORT

Of his appointment, Adkins said, “It’s a really exciting opportunity for me – something that happened very quickly

“I’m really excited to be here and look forward to meeting the players and getting started

“I had a conversation with Thomas and he highlighted where this club is going. It’s an exciting and long-term vision

“Getting into the Premier League is something we all want and I’ve done that before I want to do that again

“The team achieved a great result on Tuesday night and now we have to keep going together as we have a chance to win promotion this season”

Charlton is sixth in the League One table and there are 10 more games to go to play Wimbledon on Saturday

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