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What does the future hold for Charlton Athletic?

Charlton have had a tumultuous time off the field in the last few years with the club finding themselves in a state of disarray.

Recent performances on the field will have started to bring the good times back to those at The Valley, with Lee Bowyer appearing to give them an excellent chance at winning promotion to the Championship.

The former midfielder took over the Addicks in March on a caretaker basis, which lasted all of six months before finally being confirmed the permanent manager, has guided his side to a place in the League One playoffs after 19 matches so far, a place he helped them achieve last season as well.

Although results have been good, there has been some real concern from fans about the overall running of the club and the bigger picture that currently surrounds them.

Well-documented protests against the club’s owners have taken much of the limelight for the south London outfit, with many calling for Roland Duchatelet to sell up and leave the Addicks for good.

There has been talk of recent takeover bids, however, nothing has yet come to fruition, although it allegedly remains their ‘number one priority’, as per the club’s official website.

An Australian consortium was thought to have been working hard behind the scenes and just last month, there was a confidence that a move would happen as the Australians needed to just lodge a few documents and had actively been spending money on the process of getting a takeover done.

However, they are yet to do that, although talks are thought to be ongoing.

It was also revealed at a meeting that the club had four other possible parties said to be interested in taking over at The Valley, all of them allegedly taking an active interest in a possible takeover.

The purchase of a club was always going to take an age as they would need to get approval and agree to all the terms that go with a takeover, however, it will be concerning that nothing concrete has quite happened just yet for Charlton.

All Bowyer and his side can do is focus on their performances on the pitch and continue to push for a place in the Championship, whilst the long-term future of the club gets sorted out in the background.

Charlton fans – thoughts?

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