Charlton owner Roland Duchatelet has sold Sint-Truiden.

Duchatelet, 71, only bought back the club last year after selling up in 2011, but a press conference today announced the businessman has left once again.

The Belgian top tier side have been acquired by DMM, a Japanese electronics and internet company.

Duchatelet and Sint-Truiden president Marijke Hofte failed to attend the press conference – the latter is set to resign when the takeover is fully completed on December 1.

Speaking about their new owners, Sint-Truiden chief executive Philippe Bormans said: “DMM is very ambitious and we are looking forward to it.

“DMM members are already integrated into the club and in the future there will be others. DMM is very, very ambitious and we are only excited.

“They have seen with their own eyes that you can’t handle football as you treat a company. We’re sure we’ve done a good job.”

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Duchatelet’s departure from Sint-Truiden concludes his ties in Belgian football following the sale of Standard Liege in 2015.

The unpopular Addicks chief still owns four clubs in Europe – Charlton, Carl Zeiss Jena, Ujpest and Alcorcon.

Rumours have resurfaced that Duchatelet is ready to end his controversial stay at the Valley, however, no deal looks imminent at the moment.

Addicks fans have been protesting against the Belgian tycoon for selling first-team players and relegation to League One.

But if Duchatelet sees out the 2017/18 campaign, he could be celebrating promotion back to the Championship with the Addicks, who sit in third place with two games in hand.