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Charlton Athletic set to bolster backroom team with Yeovil legend

Terry Skiverton is set to be added to Johnnie Jackson’s backroom team at Charlton Athletic this week.

Addicks manager Jackson has been keen to bring in another coach after being appointed on a full-time basis.

The League One club had been light in that area after Jackson replaced Nigel Adkins at the end of October.

Jason Euell had moved up from first-team coach to become assistant manager. But it is believed that Skiverton will be the new number two in SE7.

Skiverton played 382 matches for Yeovil Town. They confirmed at the weekend that their assistant manager had left his role and was set to take up a role in the EFL. He previously had a spell in the top job at Huish Park.

In total he has spent 23 years with the Glovers.

Chairman Scott Priestnall said: “I’d like to thank Terry for everything he has done for Yeovil Town. He is undoubtedly a club legend, both for his service on and off the pitch. He will always be welcome at Huish Park.”

Yeovil manager Darren Sarll told BBC Radio Somerset: “He’s a very close friend. I’ll miss him greatly. He’s done so well for me professionally. A brilliant character and a very good coach.”

Skiverton told Chris Hull Communications on YouTube: “Sometimes you feel the time was right. I tried to leave before but I got dragged back in by the then-chairman John Fry. This time I knew the time was right.

“I need to move on with my career, I have got all my qualifications – my B, A and my Pro Licence – and with all of those things, I really want to give this a crack and it’s time to move away from Yeovil.

“I think I have earned my stripes. I got in to management a bit too early, I went from being a player one day to a manager the next, I had to learn on my feet.

“Now I would like to see if I can progress myself and see how far I can go as a coach and an assistant manager, moving forward with my career. I’ve given so much to Yeovil but sometimes you have to look after yourself and if you have an aim in life you have got to get after it.

“After the years and learning I have done, I really want to push on now.”

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