Date: 22nd March 2018 at 12:39pm
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Karl Robinson has this morning moved on as manager of Charlton Athletic, with Lee Bowyer taking the role of caretaker manager.

A statement this morning from the Official Site explained that a mutual termination had been agreed between Robinson and the club and both parties consented to the move.

Director Richard Murray explained.

‘I`d like to place on record our thanks to Karl Robinson who has worked tirelessly during his time at Charlton. The club and Karl came to an agreement that is best for everyone involved. We`re very grateful to Lee Bowyer and Johnnie Jackson for stepping forward in the club`s time of need. Lee has impressed everyone at The Valley since coming back to the club last year and Johnnie has Charlton running through his veins. Together they are the best people to lead the club through an important few weeks.’

Bowyer and Jackson took charge of today’s training session as they prepare for Saturday’s game against Plymouth Argyle.

Robinson said of his departure.

‘I`d like to thank the Charlton fans for their support during my time at the club. Moving on now was not an easy decision for anybody but it is what is best for the club and everyone involved. Bow and Jacko have been fantastic during my time here and I have no doubt I`m leaving the club in good hands.’

Bowyer added.

‘I`m very pleased to be given the opportunity to take this team forward. We have a talented squad of players and our focus has to be on winning games and giving ourselves the best opportunity to make the play-offs.’

The big question is, does his departure in anyway relate to pending takeover talk, if so why now?

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