Next Charlton Athletic Manager Odds


Liam Bewsher | @LBewsherMedia

Next Charlton Athletic Manager Odds

Charlton Athletic are on the lookout for a new manager following the sacking of Ben Garner after just six months in charge.

Garner had joined the Addicks from Swindon Town in the summer on a three-year contract, but, following a run of just two points in their last five league matches which saw Athletic slide down to 17th in the table, the 42-year-old was relieved of his duties.

During his time at Charlton, Garner’s managerial record stood at nine wins, 12 draws and eight losses in 29 matches, equating to a win percentage of just 31%.

Below, we take a look at the list of potential candidates to fill the managerial vacancy at The Valley.

Dean Holden Odds: 4/5

Former Stoke City coach and caretaker manager Dean Holden is the favourite to fill the vacancy at Charlton, having departed the Potters in the aftermath of Michael O’Neill’s sacking earlier on this campaign.

The 42-year-old had worked for Stoke between April 2021 and last August following his sacking as manager of Bristol City where he won 18 of his 41 matches in charge. His other previous experience in the dugout came at Oldham Athletic in 2015 where he oversaw just three wins in 15 games.

Holden took charge of one game during his time at Stoke, as a caretaker manager of the club between the managerial reigns of O’Neill and Alex Neil - he won this match against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park via a 1-0 scoreline.

Charlton are priced at 4/5 to appoint Holden as their next manager.

Marc Bircham Odds: 3/1

Former Millwall and QPR midfielder Marc Bircham is also in the frame to become the Addicks' next manager.

The 44-year-old has had several roles across his career since his playing days, having been a caretaker manager and coach at QPR, as well as having spells as an assistant manager of Milwall, Chicago Fire, and Arizona United.

Bircham’s last three jobs in general have been intriguing ones, having been the Technical Director of the Bahamas between 2020 and 2021, before managing Waterford, where he won 13 and drew six matches of the 29 he took charge of, rescuing the side from the relegation zone in the League of Ireland. The 44-year-old’s latest role has seen him become the assistant manager of Como in Serie B.

Leam Richardson Odds: 4/1

Recently sacked Wigan Athletic manager Leam Richardson is also being considered for the vacancy at Charlton.

The 43-year-old had done a good job at the DW Stadium, having saved the club from relegation in League One 2020/21, before getting the Latics promoted to the Championship last season as they won the league title.

But, following a run of six losses in seven games this season, seeing Wigan sit in the Championship’s relegation zone, Richardson was sacked last month to the disappointment of many Wigan fans.

Richardson ended his time at Wigan with 49 wins and 30 draws from 117 matches across all competitions, equating to a 42% win rate.

Anthony Hayes Odds: 7/1

Current caretaker manager Anthony Hayes is an outside favourite for the job on a permanent basis.

Hayes was promoted to a first-team coach at the start of the season having worked his way up the coaching ranks at Charlton, having previously served as manager of the Under 21s and Under 18s after being an academy coach. Prior to his time at The Valley, Hayes spent five years at Brentford as a youth coach.

Lee Bowyer Odds: 12/1

The final manager on this list is former Charlton boss Lee Bowyer.

Ex-Leeds United midfielder, Bowyer, has plenty of managerial experience, as the 45-year-old managed the Addicks between March 2018 and 2021, winning 64 and drawing 37 of his matches in charge, leading them to promotion to the Championship back in 2018/18 via the play-offs.

Following his spell at Charlton, Bowyer decided to return to his former club Birmingham City in March 2021, where he had a less successful spell with the then cash-strapped club. Bowyer oversaw just 17 wins in 59 matches until the end of his reign in July.