One Down...Nineteen To Go
So, Iain Dowie has been sacked by Charlton Athletic because the club thought that if they didn't sack him, the club would get relegated.
So far, so obvious - if a little more honest than most Premiership clubs. So, who have they put in charge?
Well, its got to be an experienced manager who knows his way around, has been in those situations before and got his clubs out of trouble, hasn't it? Even a short term appointment of the kind that Big Ron used to get when he was busy keeping failing clubs up for another year. That's the sort of experience you need if you're bottom of the league and all your players (with one or two exceptions) are rubbish or injury prone or both.
So, who do Charlton get in to be the manager ? Les Reed, that's who. Yup, THE Les Reed.
No, I'd never heard of him either. Apparently he's a very experienced coach with international credentials, yada, yada, yada...
Has he ever managed before. Um. No. Is he the man to keep Charlton from getting relegated. Um. no.