Matt Southall and Jonathan Heller have been removed from Charlton’s Board of Directors.

A statement on the club’s official website revealed that the duo have been replaced by Claudiu Florica and Marian Mihail.

The news comes less than 24-hours after Southall released a statement re-iterating his stance: that he would not step away from the role.

The pair were appointed by the club’s shareholder, East Street Investments Limited, on Thursday afternoon.

“I am pleased to be able to appoint Claudiu and Marian to the Board so that Charlton can move forward,” the club’s majority shareholder Tahnoon Nimer said.

“It has been a difficult few weeks for everyone involved at the football club and this is a positive step in the right direction.

“Our priority now is stabilising the short-term future of the football club in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis and working with the EFL to get the club’s transfer embargo lifted to demonstrate our long-term commitment to Charlton Athletic.”

Florica and Mihail will host a meeting with the club's heads of department on Friday morning.

More to follow.