Bob Peeters has reacted to his dismissal from Charlton. He said that he was very disappointed. "What kind of person is Katrien Meire? I ask myself now. In the beginning we could work well together, but I regularly reacted against her. The fans also saw that reinforcements were needed," says Peeters.
He thinks that the club was exaggerating the extent of the problems. "There were clear goals in the beginning of the season. This season we had to have a quiet season with a very young team. We were thirteenth with 31 points. The results were less good the last weeks, I admit."
Promises were however made to Peeters. "When two days before your resignation they guarantee you that you can stay, it is strange that you get sacked on Sunday." Difficulties with English staff members seem to have been a trigger.
"It is strange that nothing was said to me. Strange that an assistant can ultimately determine the fate of the head coach." Normally Peeters would never respond after a lay off. "Now I make an exception, because things have appeared [in the press] that are not right. I was hailed by players and fans."
Some players will now have to collaborate again with Guy Luzon, the man who didn’t need them at Standard. "Some of them are not at all satisfied, but that’s none of my business anymore," said the disgruntled Peeters.
Original text here: Flemish version