Lee Bowyer appointed as Charlton assistant manager

Daniel Storey

Lee Bowyer has been appointed as Charlton’s assistant manager.

The former England midfielder made his breakthrough as a player with the Addicks in the 1990s, before embarking on successful career that took in the likes of Leeds, Newcastle and West Ham.

Now 40, Bowyer returned to Charlton on a temporary basis in January but boss Karl Robinson has moved to promote him to the position of his full-time assistant.

He added on 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 onto 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.”