JOHNNIE JACKSON has left the Addicks after the club decided to make the 'difficult' decision to make a change in the dugout.

The 39-year-old was appointed as caretaker manager in October 2021 before being made the permanent boss in December.

Jackson took over following the sacking of Nigel Adkins, with the side sat in the League One relegation zone with two wins from 13 games.

Jackson won 19 of his 40 games in charge of Charlton and led the club to 13th in League one.

Charlton Owner and CEO, Thomas Sandgaard, said: “I would like to thank Johnnie for everything he has done for the club. He is a Charlton legend who has given his all for this club as a player, captain, coach, assistant manager and manager.

“I am grateful for all he has contributed during my time at Charlton, including stabilising us this season when he took over as manager, following our poor start to the campaign.

“This decision has been a very difficult one to make, Johnnie has done so much for the club, but I felt the time was right to make the change as we continue our preparations for next season.

“Our search for a new manager has begun. This season wasn’t the season any of us at the club wanted. I have big ambitions for Charlton and it will be important for us to find the right individual that can build on the foundations in place and help us progress on our journey.”

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