Charlton chairman Michael Slater has denied that Paul Elliott has been offered the role of chairman at Charlton. It is interesting to read the wording of what he said in the News Shopper: 'While Paul’s fine credentials are there for everyone to see and he is much admired by the directors, he has not been offered any position at the club. Whatever the future holds for Paul, the board wishes him well.'
This statement does not rule out him ever being offered a position at the club. The future could hold that for him. What I have heard is that consideration was certainly given to making him executive chairman, thus obviating the need to appoint a chief executive officer.
The Mirror can get things wrong, but it is interesting that apparently Sky ran the story. I have done work for Sky and Sky Sports News for many years, both out of the Isleworth and Millbank studios, and more recently by having the satellite truck come round to my home and using the hanging baskets in the garden as a backdrop. They have always impressed me as a highly professional news organisation.
Something is going on at the club and I regard that as good news rather than bad news. The club needs new ideas, new investment and new faces and I don't blame the board for looking for all of them, quite the contrary. Don't expect immediate developments, but don't expect business as usual either.