Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Bob Peeters reported to be new manager

New manager Peeters

Flemish and French language sources are reporting that 40-year old former Millwall striker Bob Peeters is to be the new Charlton manager: Peeters

However, the news hasn't gone down too well with his current club Waasland-Beveren to whom it is a 'disagreeable surprise'. He has a contract there until 2015 so compensation will have to be agreed.

He could well be the tallest ever Charlton manager: Career . He was capped 13 times for Belgium.

Like many Charlton fans, I had hoped that José Riga might return, but c'est la vie. 'He's got no hair, but we don't care. Belgian, Belgian Bob.'

Richard Cawley of the SLP has tweeted that another option is on the table, but Peeters remains the favourite. (At any rate it won't be Helena Costa as she has gone to Clermont). No official announcement is expected until next week.

José Riga is, not surprisingly, unhappy at the way he has been treated: "Even if no renewal clause had been expected at the signing of the contract binding me to the London club, which I gladly accepted, I do not imagine for a moment that it stops this way, so brutally. Without bragging on my part, including supporters, we had been very satisfied with the good turn of events and the work I could do in a competition that I had a lot of fun to discover. Now, to know why I have no voice, it remains a total mystery to me."

Patrick van Houdt from KV Mechelen looks like becoming assistant coach.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA......Quality, one of the worst players I've ever seen down at Millwall taking over Charlton... signing from an unknown club, a bit late for April Fools??

Anonymous said...

It does not matter if he was a shit player. He just needs to be a good manager! Time will tell. Very disappointed that Riga is not returning but we need to give the new guy a chance, if true.

Anonymous said...

I agree to give him a chance we hadn't heard of Riga until he came and look what he done, its what he knows about football and being a manager that is important not how he played when he was a player. COME ON U ADDICKS!!!!!

Andy T said...

If this is true I am very disappointed that Riga is not returning, but I agree we have to give any new manager a chance. Most of us where slightly bemused when Riga was first appointed.

Cafca said...

Excellent! Waasland-Beveren finished 3rd bottom of the Belgian Pro-League, winning a whopping 6 games. Optimism plummeting!

Sciurus Carolinensis Nemesis said...

of greater concern is the departure of Paul Hart from the academy

Anonymous said...

There is absolutely no reason whatsoever why this Peeters should be preferred ahead of Riga. The players have come out in Riga's support, he has fit in well at the club and is proven in the Championship. Why gamble on Peeters when he is untested and has been managing a team nobody has heard of towards the bottom of the Belgium Pro League?

Anonymous said...

Maybe peeters is the yes man RD needs? Disappointed in Cambodia :(

Terry Ryall said...

Oh dear, this is all beginning to look a bit messy and not reflecting at all well on the way Charlton are going about their business under RD.

Anonymous said...

The Charlton we all love, respect and follow is beginning to dissolve before our eyes !!!
Turmoil is an understatement...we are losing Steve Avery, Jose Riga,
top players and is rumour is to be believed several key staff members....yes we may be having a new pitch installed, but are we really seriously prepared for a really tough Championship season ahead, with an inexperienced manager ?
TI fear the true and loyal fans of Charlton are once again going to suffer another season of worry !!
We could have the nicest pitch in
League 1 come this time next year !!!

Anonymous said...

oppss...we are NOT losing Paul Avery (my error) but Paul Hart

Anonymous said...

It absolutely beggars belief to me that Riga is being allowed to walk away. Why pay compensation for another untried manager (whose record in Belgium looks mediocre at best) when we have a ready-made one waiting to step into the role on a permanent basis?!

It concerns me that we have an owner who is apparently completely ignorant to the views of the players, staff and fans of the club (many of whom, it seems, were behind Riga and keen for him to stay).

Anonymous said...

Give the bloke a chance, we didnt like the Powell departure but we were all wrong. Ive read elsewhere Rigas going to AC Milan as technical director so may not be as true as you think. Im glad were flushing out all the crap players let the new manager build from the bottom up.

Brian G said...

I really respected Riga for the strategy and tactics that he introduced, which, let's face it, had been missing under CP. Oh, and also for keeping us up! It's a great shame that RD doesn't want to keep him. As to the next manager, I'll keep my powder dry until we know who it is.