BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Charlton Athletic owner Roland Duchatelet says contract talks will continue next week with manager Lee Bowyer.
Bowyer is out of contract at the end of June – unless he agrees to terms on a previous deal which was put together when the Addicks were still a League One club.
Bowyer led Charlton to promotion via the League One play-offs at the end of last month.
West Brom and Derby County have both been linked with the Charlton chief.
Duchatelet told Charlton’s official website: “The club first spoke to Lee Bowyer about a contract extension earlier in the season.
“There is a trigger in his contract for a contract extension, which we exercised in May, and he needs to agree to this for his contract to be extended as per the current agreement.
“He has done a fantastic job and therefore talks about improving Lee’s contract are scheduled for next week. Both the club and Lee want him to be the Charlton Athletic manager next season.”
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