The latest odds for Charlton manager are:
Johnson, G 1/2
Wise D 3/1
Scott A 5/1
Curbishley A 6/1
Coleman C 8/1
Waddock G 8/1
Ferguson D 10/1
Hasselbank J 10/1
Hughton C 12/1
Of course, these can mean anything or nothing. What I hear is that Chris Hughton is being lined up to replace an increasingly gloomy Avram Grant at West Ham who sounds as if he has had enough. It's frightening to see JFH at 10/1, but I don't take that seriously. Darren Ferguson is going back to Peterborough, I understand.
Apparently on Charlton life there is talk of Exeter manager Paul Tisdale, but that doesn't sound very ambitious to me. Gary Johnson has had a very chequered record. Curbs is not going to come back. Chris Coleman was a flop at Coventry (mind you, most people are) and has the biggest book of excuses in football.
Perhaps the difficulty of finding a suitable replacement puts Parky in a more favourable light. However, I still think the time had come to move on. I am prepared to stick with Keith Peacock while we get this right.
My Roy of the Rovers solution would be Chris Powell with Steve Brown as No.2.