Chris Powell's former team mate Chris Perry backs the new manager in an interview in The League Paper today. Perry, who made 84 appearances for the Addicks between 2003 and 2006, believes that Powell can take the Addicks into the Championship.
'He's pretty much made for that job,' said Perry. 'It's a shame what has happened with the club since I left but they've got the right man now. He's served his apprenticeship and deserves to do well.'
The 38-year old defender has resigned himself to retirement after he left Southampton last summer and has failed to find another club. He has his eyes on an eventual management role, noting 'coaching is definitely something that appeals to me.'