Parkinson made permanent
On the official site
. No surprise to me."I've been greatly impressed by Phil's motivational skills, and with Mark Kinsella and Phil Chapple, both of whom have Charlton running through their veins, supporting him, we feel they are capable of doing the job that is required.
The board will also provide as much support as possible, and it's clear that we need to look at bringing a number of players, maybe three or four, to the club as soon as possible."
We firmly believe the cash that is available needs to be used on the pitch, not on a very expensive management restructure."
I feel greatly let down, it may provide some stability to the bunch of underperforming players we have, although the make up of the squad may look very different come the end of January. But only 16 league games remain after then, and surely our time will be up.
It is plainly and simply all about the money. One can read into the statement a bit too much but "and has huge Football League experience"
tells me enough of the board's ambitions. There is also no mention of Parky's contract length.
The board planned to do this along, didn't they? We've been mugged. A 'Strategic Review?' More like a comedy review.