Iain Dowie presents: 'Turning around the Tigers'
You have to give it to the bloke and no one should stand in the way of a bloke being able to earn a crust but that must be some motivational speech that he lure's football league chairmen with.
Maybe Adam Pearson chose Dowie
because he pioneered the headset look, although I am not sure Phil Brown's weekly sunbed appointment will do much to his looks. Of course Dowie's powerpoint presentation has become legend in football. 'Advancing the Addicks'
I am led to believe still sits in Richard Murray's bottom drawer.
Dowie has 9 games to keep Hull up including matches against relegation rivals Portsmouth (although they are effectively down
), Burnley, Sunderland and Wigan. They end the season at home to Liverpool, who one would assume will be fighting for a Champions League/Europa Cup place.
Sadly the fact remains however that Charlton are playing third tier football and Iain Dowie is managing a Premiership team with an apparent carrot of a £1m waiting if he can overcome Mick McCarthy and Brian Laws. Eminently do-able I would say.