Karl Robinson says Charlton owner Roland Duchatelet has not interfered with first-team affairs.

Former Addicks managers have previously accused the Belgian tycoon of meddling in selection and tactics.

But Robinson, who surpassed Guy Luzon’s 284 days in charge to become the longest serving Charlton boss under Duchatelet on Tuesday, has a good relationship with the businessman.

It is an impressive feat as Duchatelet has appointed six different managers, including Jose Riga twice, since buying the club in 2014.

Charlton fans have been protesting against Duchatelet for large parts of his reign. However, Robinson has brought a positive feeling back to the Valley.

He told News Shopper: “Listen, the owner has every right to do what he wants to do with me. It’s not something I really care about in some ways. I care about this football club and moving forward. I’m a football person most importantly.

“If he feels I’m fit for the forthcoming games, which has always been the talk about recent managers, I’ll continue with tremendous pride and honour.

“I’ve always been planning for the future, I’m not a short-term manager, it’s never been something I’m very good at. My style doesn't actually allow short-term success.

News Shopper: Roland Duchatelet. PICTURE BY EDMUND BOYDEN.

Charlton owner Roland Duchatelet

“I just said to Roland that with all due respect with what’s gone on in the past, I’m not like anybody else he’s had before. I’m a coach who wants to make people better.

“I think everybody at the football club understood that there had to be a direction we chose and stuck with. I had one or two things about the [transfer] windows that I asked people to leave me to and trust me.

“And right, wrong or indifferent I’ve been left to my own devices. I’ve been quite open about the conversations we've had. I get one or two texts when we’ve not played well, I get one or two texts when we’ve played well and lost to say that was a good performance.

“But other than that, I’ve been left to do what I’ve got to do. I was told from day one by him that he’ll leave me to my own devices and that’s been the case. He’s not gone back on his word ever since.”

Robinson revealed he has been privy to conversations involving chairmen, who have told their managers how to run the team.

He added: “I’ve had chairmen in the past where I’ve been on the phone from 10 o’clock at night to 1 o’clock in the morning three or four times a week. I’ve worked with managers who have had chairmen sitting in the office two hours every day talking about tactics and what we should be doing.

“I just want to do my best for this football club because we've had a difficult three or four years where maybe people will say since Powelly [Chris Powell] left, things haven't been stable. But that’s not for me to judge any manager who has been here. I’ve got to do what’s right for me, my staff and my players.”

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Robinson, who replaced Russell Slade in the Charlton hotseat last November, has recruited a squad over the summer which looks capable of challenging for promotion.

The club brought in League One stars Mark Marshall and Ben Reeves, while handing new contracts to Jason Pearce, Ricky Holmes and Josh Magennis.

The Addicks are third in League One after winning four of their opening five games.

Robinson said: “I’m so proud to still be sat here as the manager of this football club. You just have to do things right. It’s what my players and the fans care about. I don't care about anything else.

“That’s not being disrespectful, but with all due respect to any external things that have been going on, it’s not for me to get involved in. I’m the manager of a football club, not a politician.

“I don't get involved in past things that are right, wrong or indifferent, and I don't take sides either. I’m here to manage this football club.

“I try to be open, honest and respectful with everyone involved. I’ve never left anybody out, I’ve always been inclusive in everything that I do. As a Charlton fan, if you come or you don't come, I still hope they're proud of what we’re achieving.”