Tahnoon Nimer has confirmed on Instagram that he has ceded control of Charlton, or at least his 65 per cent share, to a consortium led by Manchester-based businessman Paul Elliott.
The normal convention when someone departs with a mixed record is to use the words of the newsreels when Churchill replaced Chamberlain as prime minister: 'Thanks Mr Chamberlain for all you tried to do.' Chamberlain was subsequently castigated as one of the 'guilty men'.
I regret that I cannot make a comment about Mr Nimer that would be acceptable in a blog read by children. The best I can do is say 'I thank yew' in the manner of the classic comedian Arthur Askey.
The new owners may well take a profit by selling on to someone else. Charlton remind me of a song from my childhood about a bouncy rubber ball as they go from one owner to the next: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5jrqe8ryJ8