Wim de Corte contemplates the task ahead at Charlton
Karel Fraeye has been appointed as interim head coach at Charlton and he will be joined at Sparrows Lane this morning by fellow Belgian Wim de Corte: Carry on
De Corte is 43 years old. His previous clubs include Standaard Wetteren, Beerschot AC and Roeselare.
The club is to search for a new permanent head coach, but whether this search will extend beyond Belgium or the network more generally remains unclear.
According to The Times this morning, Malky Mackay remains interested in taking the job on a permanent basis. He was expected to become manager of the Glaziers in August 2014, but dropped out of contention after allegations of racist, sexist and homophobic text messages.
The Times also discusses the prospects for Alan Curbishley who has resumed his 'man in the stands' role at Fulham. That is not going to happen and I am far from convinced that such a 'back to the future' move would be the right one. The golden days have gone and they are unlikely to ever come back.
Stephen Henderson has said that all the Charlton players need to take a hard look at themselves and he includes himself: Players to blame as well
This article argues that Charlton have lost their identity: Identity loss
An online petition is now available for fans unhappy with the situation at the club: Communication wanted
A more specific petition asks the FA to investigate the running of Charlton Athletic and to review the fit and proper person criteria: New petition
In Shakespearean mode, Voice of the Valley editor Rick Everitt gives his latest thoughts on the situation at The Valley: Belgian play. Perhaps he'd like to come and watch Stratford Town at the Anne Hathaway Stadium?