Lee Bowyer has agreed a one-year contract extension with Charlton Athletic in a dramatic u-turn.

Less than 24-hours after Club owner Roland Duchatelet released a statement on the Club website stating both parties failed to come to terms on fresh terms, the manager who led the Addick to promotion three weeks ago has agreed to extend his stay beyond the lapse of his current deal at the end of the month.

The 42-year-old former Newcastle, Leeds and West Ham midfielder held further talks on Monday night with the Belgian owner before coming to an agreement.

“This has been a long process and I never wanted to leave, I love this club," Bowyer told CAFC.

“We went on a real journey last season.

"The club came together - the players, the staff, the fans and we achieved something special.

"The journey hasn’t finished yet and I’m delighted this has all been agreed.

“We have a fantastic fanbase here and my focus continues to be getting our squad in the best possible shape for the Championship next season.”

Charlton Athletic owner Roland Duchatelet said: “What Lee has achieved in his short time at the club is very impressive. He has united the club once again.

“I would like to thank Lee for his professionalism during this process.

"While the negotiations have been ongoing, he has continued to work on building a squad for the club’s Championship campaign.

"stability is essential and I am very pleased we now have the best man in place to lead us forward next season.”


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