Reported takeover target Huw Jenkins has spoken about his interest in Charlton Athletic and reveals he is open to a new chapter.
As the Addicks rollercoaster continues to spit out unpleasant surprises, Charlton fans find themselves witnessing an internal battle over ownership of the club. A recent statement from the Board of Directors notified fans of a ‘change in ownership’ at East Street Investments, the company currently at the hilt of Charlton Athletic.
However, the former Swansea City chairman has been linked with a potential takeover after 17 years with the South Wales outfit. Jenkins is now reportedly considering a ‘really, really good opportunity’ as he eyes up the next move in his career (via BBC Sport).
The 57-year-old has spoken to Wales Online about his time with the Swans and his pending return to football.
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“Since I finished over a year ago I have been looking around for something that’s a good challenge, getting the football side right at a club,” said Jenkins. “I’m looking at opportunities, whether that’s Charlton, owning a club or working with people who already own clubs.”
Current owners ESI took over at Charlton in January this year after Roland Duchatelet ended his era in charge.
Jenkins went on to discuss his time with Swansea and how the club operated financially, to which he concluded: “I would like to prove I can prosper like that again.
“We showed a football club can be run without extravagant budgets, that you can still reach the Premier League. And prosper there for a number of years.”
This strategy, if applied correctly, will suit a club like Charlton down to the ground. The Addicks’ current squad is worth a total of £15.12million (via Transfermarkt) and transfer budgets will not be high, particularly after the impact of recent events. A level-headed businessman like Jenkins to steer the ship could be what Charlton need to dig themselves out of a hole.
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