Karel Fraeye was appointed as Interim Head Coach at Charlton Athletic last weekend, but it appears the Belgian will have competition in securing a full-time gig at the Valley.

Malky Mackay, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and former manager Alan Curbishley have been linked with the job since Guy Luzon was dismissed following the 3-0 defeat to Brentford.

But a fan also plans to apply for the vacant position and has produced a full application addressed to Katrien Miere, the club’s chief executive.

Robert Smith cites his ability to take Hyde FC from non-league to the Premiership on Football Manager as one of his most impressive managerial achievements.

“I believe I am the man to turn this blip in the current season around and successfully make this a productive and excellent season,” Smith wrote.

“I believe that I have the current mentality and drive to give this team the positive mind-set and motivation that they need to succeed.”

See the full application below:


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