Thursday, May 25, 2006

Charlton turn down Davies

Rather than Billy Davies turning down Charlton as Radio 5 suggested, it appears that Charlton may have turned down Davies just as they decided not to appoint Peter Taylor.

Preston chairman Derek Shaw has stated that the Addicks contacted him on Thursday morning to inform him they will look elsewhere for a new manager.

'I have been informed this morning by Charlton Athletic that they are "going to move on",' said the North End supremo. 'They will not be pursuing Billy Davies any more and also said they would like to thank PNE for our cooperation and apologise for any disruption to our Club.'

The Invincibles chairman continued, 'I would like to thank Charlton for their professionalism in this matter, as I feel that everything has been done via the book.'

This might seem a case of step forward Iain Dowie. But if Sammy Lee is still in the frame, I would prefer him. There is still a possibility of Phil Parkinson, given that he has expressed his disappointment at not being allowed to talk to Charlton. Even Danny Walden might think that he still has an outside chance. Curbs has not proved easy to replace.


Blogger New York Addick said...

Interested to know why you prefer Lee to Dowie? I'm concerned that coaching and managing require very different skillsets and in short, he has never been forced to make the difficult decisions relating to transfers, team selection, tactics etc.. It's too big a risk in my view.

2:39 PM  
Blogger Wyn Grant said...

Perhaps stems more from a lack of enthusiasm about Dowie, although maybe I am too influenced by his Palace history. Take your point, but everyone has to make the step up at some point. Perhaps not at our expense, but all the remaining choices seem risky.

3:00 PM  

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