Rich Cawley posted last night in the middle of the transfer deadline ‘excitement’ that Charlton’s leadership had decided to give Nathan Jones the vacant manager/head coach position.
Mark Warburton, Alex Neil, Gary Rowett, Michael Duff, and Neil Warnock have all spoken with the club, although negotiations with Nathan Jones are ongoing, and it is “understood that the finer details of his contract are being worked on.”
There was said to be a split in the decision among the SE7 Partners’ management team whether they pick someone like Jones or go with a short term impact manager, but possibly due to the failure of the team charged to make decisions, American investors Gabriel Brener and Joshua Friedman felt compelled “to take a more hands-on approach to the process of bringing in the new man.”
The group of owners have shown some ambition this window, and they need to push the boat out further to bring in someone that gives the club the best chance of steady and pro-longed success.
That sounds like it might be happening.
I do suspect though that no announcement will be made before Saturday and Curtis Fleming will continue to take and pick the team for Derby.