The Dowie timeline
The Sunday papers all seem convinced that Iain Dowie will be unveiled as manager on Tuesday. After a slow and careful interview process, one can only assume that the Dowie timeline went like this:
Charlton approach Simon Jordan to obtain permission to talk to his manager. Jordan says no. Dowie upon hearing this, suddenly decides that his family miss him and he needs to leave. Jordan buys it. They hold a strained press conference to announce Dowie's departure. Charlton then approach Dowie. He comes in, impresses Richard Murray. Is then invited to Sparrows Lane on Thursday and is told that he cannot bring any of his staff, with the possible exception of fitness coach John Harbin
. Bobs your Uncle.
There is an interesting piece in today's Sunday People
about Billy Davies, which shows that Andrew Mills will have a big say in the club's future transfer and contract policy. Rumours still persist over our interest in Steve Sidwell
and it is being said that Andrew Johnson
is waiting on Dowie's appointment and perhaps an Addicks bid before he commits himself to either Everton, Bolton or Wigan.
Oh, Simon Jordan will be pleased!