Coaching Staff

Manager: Nigel Adkins

Coaching experience: 28 years

Promotions: Four


Nigel Adkins was named Charlton boss on March 18th, 2021. He took Southampton from League One to the Premier League with back-to-back promotions between 2010 and 2012.

As well as the promotions with Southampton, the 56-year-old was also twice promoted from League One with Scunthorpe United and most recently had a successful spell at Hull City, saving them from relegation in 2018 and then helping them to a mid-table Championship position in 2018/19.

A goalkeeper in his playing days, he represented Tranmere Rovers, Wigan Athletic and Bangor City with whom he began his managerial career in 1993, winning the Welsh title in 1994 and 1995.

After initially working at Scunthorpe as club physiotherapist, he worked his way up to become manager and made his name as a promotion-winning boss at Glanford Park.

He has also had spells as manager of Reading and Sheffield United.

Assistant Manager: Johnnie Jackson

Senior appearances: 499

Goals: 76 


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

After making well over 250 appearances for the Addicks – and having scored more than 50 goals – ‘the skip's’ role is now fully-focused on his coaching responsibilities, having hung up his boots in May 2018. 

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. 

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Goalkeeping Coach: Andy Marshall

Playing experience: 21 years 

Charlton welcomed Andy Marshall to the club as the Addicks' new goalkeeping coach in June 2018.

The former stopper enjoyed a 20-year career in professional football, beginning at Norwich City where he made 219 appearances while taking in loans at AFC Bournemouth and Gillingham. 

He also spent time at Ipswich Town, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Coventry City and Aston Villa and enjoyed three different spells in south London with Millwall. 

43-year-old Marshall spent time as Goalkeeper Coach at Villa between 2014 and 2016 which involved a spell as joint Caretaker Manager in 2015. 

Director of Football: Steve Gallen 

Coaching experience: 22 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: 19

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 Development Coach: Grant Basey

Club Secretary: Chris Parkes

First Team Head Physiotherapist: Danny Murphy

First Team Doctor: Chris Jones

Head of Physical Performance: Josh Hornby 

First-Team Sports Scientist: Ben Talbot

First-Team Physio: Adam Coe 

First-Team Assistant Therapist: Steve Jackson 

Head of Performance Analysis: Brett Shaw 

First-Team Kit Manager: Wayne Baldacchino

Player Liaison Officer: Tracey Leaburn

*stats up to date as of August 2020