Since becoming Charlton Athletic boss back in 2018, Lee Bowyer has done a pretty good job at The Valley.
Taking over from Karl Robinson, the 42-year-old managed to guide the south London club to the play-offs last season, while bringing them close to the automatic promotion spots this term.
It remains to be seen, though, whether Bowyer will get another year in charge as his contract continues to run down.
Bowyer’s current deal expires at the end of the campaign and, although he is optimistic over it being extended, the Charlton manager did not seem pleased with the last offer that was made to him by the club.
“We’re negotiating. They put something to me but it wasn’t right, that’s what happens in these situations but I’m sure we’ll get there in the end. That’s not my focus in the minute, my focus is the next four games,” Bowyer told Charlton’s official club website.
With promotion to the Championship by no means a guarantee, Roland Duchatelet’s caution on the financial side of things is understandable.
That being said, the Charlton owner could be left with egg on his face if he ends up losing Bowyer. He really should be doing all he can to keep the ex-Addicks player at The Valley.
Under Bowyer, Charlton have looked capable of doing something special and making a return to English football’s second division.
Ultimately, for Duchatelet, finding a better coach, especially if Charlton remain in League One, will be a difficult task.
Furthermore, the utmost must be done to keep Bowyer in south London beyond the summer.
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