This article reviews the contribution of Iain Dowie, Les Reed and Alan Pardew to Charlton's downfall: Great managers
To be fair to Les Reed, he did a good job for us in a different role, it was just that he was promoted to to his level of incompetence, the wrong person at the wrong time. When I saw the bulging eyed Dowie on the pitch for the first time warming up with the players, I thought 'Who is this idiot we have appointed? This is not rocket science.'
Like many Addicks, I had great hopes of Pardew and he is now seen as a messiah on Tyneside. He could have got us into the play off places, but then he started tinkering with the team and the rest is history.