Charlton set to appoint Chris Powell as manager
Charlton Athletic have offered their vacant manager’s job to former Addicks full-back Chris Powell and he is expected to accept it.
The 41-year-old ex-England international, who is currently a coach at Leicester, played over 250 games during three spells at The Valley.
He will take over from Phil Parkinson who was sacked on 4 January. Charlton currently lie sixth in League One, six points off the automatic promotion places.
Powell started his career in 1987 at Crystal Palace and went on to play at Aldershot, Southend, Derby, West Ham and Watford.
His final spell at Charlton ended in 2008 when he joined Leicester City on a short-term deal.
He then became player-coach at the Foxes under Nigel Pearson and retired from playing last season.
Following the sacking of Leicester manager Paulo Sousa in October, Powell became caretaker manager until Sven-Goran Eriksson was appointed.
Lord Herman Ouseley, Chair of Kick It Out, welcomed the appointment: “This is great news. His knowledge and enthusiasm is first rate, not to mention his awareness and understanding of key social issues.
“Chris has worked tirelessly as an ambassador for Kick It Out since his playing days and his successful tenure as PFA Chairman served to extend this knowledge of diversity and inclusion initiatives.
“20 years of experience as a professional has given him excellent grass roots connections. It sends a positive message to young aspiring coaches from all communities that opportunities do exist at the highest level”
From BBC Sport