From the official site:"The Addicks announced on Monday night that head coach Iain Dowie had left Charlton.
The club will issue a further statement on Tuesday morning."
I really don't know what to make of this. I am stunned. Everyone knew it was going to be tough, particularly with the early fixtures and although the board had been pretty quiet, that is their way. I truly believed he was liked by the majority of supporters I really do, and that they were prepared to give him more than 12 Premiership games especially after the relative Carling Cup success.
If he was sacked, that means they would have to pay up his contract until May 2009, it's expensive business this sacking managers. Just ask most football chairmen. And from what I know of Dowie he doesn't appear to be a quitter.
I suppose the world of football won't be shocked, they will just pop into Ladbrokes to pick up their winnings on the first managerial casualty of the season. Meanwhile a little corner of SE London and a much smaller corner of downtown Chicago remain stunned and bemused.