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Exeter’s Matt Taylor becomes new favorite for vacated Valley Robbie Fowler mixed with Neil Lennon

Johnnie Jackson’s time at Charlton Athletic has come to an end as the club announced they would part ways at the start of the 2022/23 season.

Jackson was also the replacement, albeit briefly, when Lee Bowyer stepped down in March 2021 and spent more than a decade with the club as a player and assistant manager before stepping in as a caretaker in October.

Jackson took over as interim director before becoming permanent director

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The former Charlton midfielder enjoyed a stellar run of results when he initially took charge and the club went from relegation contenders to battling for a play-off spot.

The Addicks even ended Sunderland’s 100 per cent record at the Stadium of Light in what Jackson claimed were his “proudest days” of his career.

Results eventually dwindled and the tough nature of Ligue 1 quickly took its toll with a series of poor results.

In May, the gap between Charlton and 6th place increased to 24 points while 1st to 10th are only separated by 19 points.

It was then that the club announced that he would not be the manager for the 2022/23 season.

Jackson commented on his relationship with the club when he took over as caretaker manager in October: “The support I’ve had since I’ve been at the football club has been incredible. See the support we gave here today to support the team the way they did, when we had such a bad race.

Charlton Athletic next manager

Bet on Victor odds

  • Matt Taylor 2/1
  • Michael Beale 3/1
  • Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 4/1
  • Marc Warburton 5/1
  • Neil Lennon6/1
  • Robbie Fowler10/1
  • Lee Bowyer10/1
  • Mark Bonner 20/1
  • Michael Carrick 25/1 BAR

Exeter’s Matt Taylor becomes new favorite for vacated Valley Robbie Fowler mixed with Neil Lennon


Taylor has done wonders at Exeter since taking over in 2018

Now the club must appoint another manager just 14 months after hiring Nigel Adkins.

However, Taylor became just a 2/1 favorite after his managerial role with Exeter City promoted them to League One.

The former centre-back won Manager of the Month awards in August and December 2019 and February and April 2022.

Currently at Burton Albion, Hasselbaink’s name has been firmly in the mix from the start, the former Chelsea star who scored just under 70 goals for the Blues between 2000 and 2004.

He had several spells at various clubs, including Royal Antwerp, QPR and Northampton City, before joining Burton on New Years Day after two years without a club.

Neil Lennon was 20/1 with BetVictor, but his chances were drastically reduced last week to a 6/1 shot to put him in the mix with four other favorite contenders.

The former Celtic manager left for Cyprus in 2022 to manage Omonia, the Nicosia-based club in the Cypriot First Division.

If Charlton were to acquire Lennon, they would have to pay a fee to release Lennon from his two-and-a-half-year contract with the Cyprus outfit.


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