Charlton AthleticSport

Charlton Athletic boss needs clarity on his future so that squad plans can take shape for longer term

Johnnie Jackson has admitted it is hard to push ahead with contract talks for his Charlton Athletic side while his own future is up in the air.

The Addicks boss could be out of contract this summer with a guaranteed 12-month extension only triggered based on the club’s final finish in League One.

The Addicks have averaged 1.76 points per game during Jackson’s time in charge – that would put them fourth in the current table if you factored that return over 31 matches.

Conor Washington, Josh Davison and Ben Purrington are among a number of players who are due to be free agents at the start of July.

Charlton also have six loanees that will return to their parent club once the campaign is completed.

“I want to start moulding our squad for next season so that if we don’t quite make it this season we have a real strong promotion push next season,” said Jackson. “But there is an element of uncertainty in that regard, including myself – not knowing how it is going to pan out next season.

“We all need to have a little bit of certainty if I’m going to be involved on decision-making on players in the longer term.

“My own future will need addressing before too long.

“Before we had to prioritise the window – ins and outs and how we were going to try and shape the squad for the rest of the season. When it shuts your attention can turn to next season.”

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Everyone at the South London Press thanks you for your continued support.

Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing:


If you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can make a donation which will allow us to continue to bring stories to you, both in print and online. Or please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ

One thought on “Charlton Athletic boss needs clarity on his future so that squad plans can take shape for longer term

  • I don’t blame Jackson for wanting clarity, as it is blatantly clear that this present squad is just falling short of being a promotion contender in this very challenging League one. There are very few teams in this division that do not give you a hard game. The margins in winning or losing are very small and I think that is very clear if you look at results under Jackson, wins or losses often by the odd goal.
    The present squad needs a couple of quality players if they are to be challenging next season. Unfortunately for me, Charlton will not make the play offs this season.
    Come on Thomas, you know Jackson is doing a good job, just give him the clarity he requires to carry on doing it !!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.