Coaching Staff

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Manager: Karl Robinson 

Matches: 376

Wins: 155

Draws: 92

Defeats: 129

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Charlton confirmed the appointment of Karl Robinson as the club’s first-team Manager in November 2016.

A highly-rated young boss, Robinson first delved into senior management at the age of just 29 when he took the reins at Milton Keynes Dons. 

During in a six-year stay in Buckinghamshire, he led the Dons to successive fifth-place finishes in League One before securing automatic promotion to the Championship in the 2014/15 season. 

The Dons netted an almighty 101 goals as they sealed their first ever promotion to the second tier and, in the same season, they also recorded an incredible 4-0 win against Manchester United in the League Cup. 

Prior to moving to Stadium MK, Robinson began his coaching career in Liverpool’s academy before moving to Blackburn Rovers as first-team coach at the age of 26. 

Robinson’s Addicks career, coincidentally, began with a goalless draw against MK Dons in the FA Cup, with his first victory also coming against the Dons. 

Assistant Manager: Lee Bowyer

Senior appearances: 604

Goals: 99

England caps: 1 

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A former Charlton academy graduate, Lee Bowyer returned to The Valley at the beginning of 2017 as a member of Karl Robinson’s coaching staff. 

Canning Town-born Bowyer started his playing career in SE7. After progressing through the club’s youth ranks, he made his first-team debut against Swindon Town in the Coca Cola Cup on September 21st 1994, with his league debut following four days later in a 3-0 win over Watford. 

He made 58 appearances for Charlton, scoring 14 goals, before moving to Leeds United in 1996. While with United, he reached the semi-finals of both the UEFA Cup and Champions League. 

Capped once by England’s senior team, Bowyer would also represent West Ham United, Newcastle United and Birmingham City in the top flight, and Ipswich Town in the Championship.

He retired in 2012 and first moved into coaching alongside his former Leeds teammate Harry Kewell in Watford’s development squad. 

Player/Coach: Johnnie Jackson

Senior appearances: 481 

Goals: 76 

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A true Charlton legend on the pitch, Johnnie Jackson began the transition into coaching by being appointed as a Player/Coach in summer 2017. 

Having made well over 250 appearances for the Addicks – and having scored more than 50 goals – ‘the skip’ now possesses additional responsibilities off the pitch. 

Jackson initially joined Charlton on loan in January 2010, before making his switch a permanent one six months later. 

He captained the club to the League One title in 2012 and followed that up by leading the side to a ninth-place finish in the Championship the following season. 

A scorer of big goals, Jackson has built up a fantastic rapport with the club’s supporters during his time in SE7, and has stated his desire to one day become our Manager. 

Goalkeeping Coach: Lee Turner

Coaching experience: 15 years 

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A highly-regarded and experienced Goalkeeping Coach, Lee Turner joined Charlton from Bolton Wanderers in July 2015.

His playing career was spent entirely in non-league but it is as a coach that Turner’s strengths have really been able to blossom. 

The first stop on his coaching career saw the Kent-raised goalkeeper join Southend United, where he would spend eight years as a key member of the Shrimpers’ coaching staff.

He joined Crystal Palace in January 2011 and 20 months later made the move north to Bolton Wanderers. Turner remained a vital member of the backroom team until the Addicks prised him to The Valley in summer 2015. 

Head of Recruitment: Steve Gallen 

Coaching experience: 20 years

Coaching qualification: UEFA Pro Licence 

Possessing over two decades of coaching and scouting experience at both academy and senior level, Steve Gallen joined the Addicks as Head of Recruitment in May 2017. 

Beginning his coaching career in 1997, Gallen quickly became a vital member of staff within Queens Park Rangers’ youth set-up. 

He oversaw the development of the club’s U12s, U16s and U18s – where he worked closely with England international Raheem Sterling – before being appointed as Rangers’ Head of Youth Development. 

He would also coach the club’s U21s and, under Gallen, QPR’s academy won five items of silverware, including the Professional Development League 2 title in 2013 and the FL Youth Alliance League in 2011 and 2012. 

A UEFA Pro Licensed Coach, Gallen was appointed as Rangers’ first-team coach in 2015. He departed them following 19 years of service a year later and went on to continue developing his experience in the scouting side of the game. 

Gallen is the middle-aged of three footballing brothers. Eldest sibling Joe worked as assistant manager to Kenny Jackett at both Millwall and Wolverhampton Wanderers, while younger brother Kevin is QPR’s sixth highest goalscorer, having hit 104 goals for the club between 1994 and 2007. 

Academy Manager: Steve Avory

Years at Charlton: 16

Academy graduates to play for the first team: 42

Academy graduates to play in the Premier League: 7 

Academy graduates to play for England: 2

Academy graduates to play senior international football: 5

Academy Manager Steve Avory is one of Charlton’s most important members of staff. 

As of the beginning of the 2017/18 season, no fewer than 42 players had graduated from the club’s academy and gone on to represent the first team, since Avory joined the Addicks.

A former school teacher - who once taught England Manager Gareth Southgate – Avory joined Charlton as Assistant Director of the Academy in January 2001. 

Two years later, he became Assistant Manager of the Addicks’ youth set-up and in August 2010 he was appointed as the club’s Academy Manager. 

The academy has thrived under the stewardship of Avory and his highly-skilled staff. Charlton’s U18s and U23s have both been crowned national champions of Professional Development League 2 in recent seasons, while the U14s were victorious at the prestigious Youdan Trophy tournament in 2016. 

As well as this, a number of graduates have gone on, and continue to, play in the Premier League and represent England, at both senior and youth levels.

FIRST TEAM

Club Secretary: Chris Parkes

Head of Medical Services: Alastair Thrush 

Club Doctor: Chris Jones

First-Team Sports Scientist: Josh Hornby 

First-Team Strength and Conditioning Coach: Ian Jones

First-Team Physio: Adam Coe 

First-Team Assistant Therapist: Steve Jackson 

Head of Performance Analysis: Brett Shaw 

First-Team Kit Manager: Gavin Deane

Player Liaison Officer: Tracey Leaburn

*stats up to date as of June 2017