Coaching Staff

Caretaker Manager: Johnnie Jackson

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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. 

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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Caretaker Assistant Manager: Jason Euell

Jason Euell was promoted to the role of first-team coach in April 2021 having excelled while running the club’s under-23s side, developing and progressing countless academy graduates since his appointment back in 2013.

The 44-year-old, who has attained his UEFA Pro Licence, also works with some of the best young talent in the country, assisting Lee Carsley’s England under-20s side.

Lambeth-born Euell began his playing career with AFC Wimbledon, before joining the Addicks for a then club-record fee in July 2001, where he became the club’s top scorer for three consecutive Premier League seasons between 2001 and 2004.

The Jamaican international joined fellow top flight outfit Middlesbrough in 2006, and then enjoyed two-year spells with Southampton and Blackpool, including a short-term loan at Doncaster Rovers, before returning to SE7 in 2011, with a temporary spell at AFC Wimbledon, to conclude his career.

A 2021 Charlton Hall of Fame inductee, Euell was part of Chris Powell’s promotion-winning Addicks side in 2011-12 alongside Johnnie Jackson.


Goalkeeping Coach: Glyn Shimell

The former goalkeeper started his coaching career at Bromley alongside then-manger Mark Goldberg under whom he had previously played for.

While at Hayes Lane, Shimell held a dual role as First-Team Goalkeeping Coach and Lead Academy Coach. In his time with the Ravens, Shimell was part of Neil Smith's management team that (at the time) recorded its highest ever league finish and the club's Wembley appearance in the FA Trophy final.

A brief spell at Crystal Palace as an Academy Goalkeeping Coach was followed by three years at Millwall as Head of Academy Goalkeeping. In his time with the Lions, he worked alongside former Addick Chris Perry where both the U18 and U23 teams won their respective leagues.

Shimell holds both the level 4 UEFA A Goalkeeping Licence and the Level 4 Advanced Youth Award (Goalkeeping)


Director of Football: Steve Gallen 

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

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

First-team Development Coach: Grant Basey

Club Secretary: Chris Parkes

First Team Head Physiotherapist: Adam Coe

First Team Doctor: Chris Jones

Head of Physical Performance: Josh Hornby 

First-Team Sports Scientist: Ben Talbot

First-Team Assistant Therapist: Steve Jackson 

Head of Performance Analysis: Brett Shaw 

First-Team Kit Manager: Wayne Baldacchino

Player Liaison Officer: Tracey Leaburn