Ex-England & Leeds Star Lee Bowyer Appointed Charlton Athletic Assistant Manager

02 July 2017 02:17

Former Leeds, Newcastle and Birmingham midfielder Lee Bowyer has been named Charlton assistant manager.

The 40-year-old formerly played for the Addicks in the 1990s, playing 58 times before moving to Elland Road in 1996.

Lee Bowyer of West Ham United shields the ball from Richard Rufus of Charlton Athletic

He returned to Charlton on a temporary basis in January, but as reported by the BBC boss Karl Robinson has moved to promote Bowyer to the position of his full-time assistant.

The former England player spent time at Watford, with their development squad alongside his former Leeds teammate Harry Kewell.

Robinson has also moved to make more changes to his backroom staff. Captain Johnnie

Jackson has been appointed player-coach. The experienced midfielder has said that this season will be his last one playing.

On returning to coach at the Valley Bowyer said: "It feels great to be asked to do this and to work alongside Karl and I'm really looking forward to it," Bowyer told the club's website.

"It was an easy decision to make. We worked closely towards the end of last season so I know the ins and the outs and it's felt a bit like a homecoming because there are a few faces who are still here from when I was a kid.

"I have a lot more experience now that I can pass on to the lads. I've worked under a lot of good people in my career and Charlton is where it all started, so it's a bit of a fairytale for me."

Source: 90min