He is the nicest bloke in the world....
Uncle Les lifts lid on Charlton sacking:"When I was offered the opportunity to take over the reins at Charlton Athletic Football club there was only one decision I could make being very much a Charlton person and a devoted fan of the club.""Unfortunately sections of the press delivered inaccuracies to an unknowing public and perceptions of me and the club were formed which were not wholly reflective of the truth.""The angst of those fans is a product of the passion and emotion which is also manifested as joy and pride and cheering when the good times roll. Take this away and you are left with a pretty dull game. It would also be unfair on the many fans who believed we could survive and who understood that it would be a long term job and gave me unqualified support.""My position had become untenable in circumstances not of my making and beyond my control. I have not run away from this challenge I have done what is right for Charlton.""I am still that same coach and probably better for this recent experience, and I will continue to follow my ambition and make a success of my next opportunity wherever that may be. Right man, right club, wrong time! A part of me will forever remain at ‘Valley; Floyd
road.’ I sincerely hope that everybody will get behind Alan Pardew and pull together to ensure he has the best chance to pull it off. You can be sure I will."More here
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