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Valley favourite Chris Powell turns down chance to make Charlton Athletic return

Chris Powell turned down the chance to make a Charlton Athletic return as interim manager following the sacking of Dean Holden.

The Addicks fired Holden on Sunday with recent results leaving them languishing at the wrong end of the League One table.

And the South London Press understands that Powell, who won promotion both as a player and manager with the South Londoners, was asked about taking the managerial reins at the weekend.

Powell has a strong affinity with the Addicks and was in charge of the team that stormed to the League One title in the 2011-12 campaign. The former England international, who was also part of Gareth Southgate’s backroom team, decided it was not the right time to make the move after weighing up the approach.

Powell had 161 matches in charge of Charlton before he was sacked by Roland Duchatelet in March 2014. He went on to manage at Huddersfield Town and Southend United before taking a key role in Tottenham’s academy.

Powell left Spurs earlier this month.


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