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Championship: Charlton sack manager Bob Peeters after defeat to Brighton


Championship side have sacked their manager Bob Peeters after only one win in their last thirteen games.

The 41 year old Belgian was appointed at the end of last season on a 12 month deal.

He took charge of 25 games in the Championship, and whilst he lost only six of those, he also only won six, and only one of those has come since the end of September. They have also drawn the most amount of games of any team in the league, with thirteen stalemates so far.

They were knocked out of the FA Cup earlier this month by fellow Championship side Blackburn, and the 1-0 defeat at the weekend to Brighton was enough for the club's owners to step in.

A brief statement on the club's website yesterday read: "Charlton have terminated the contract of Head Coach Bob Peeters with immediate effect, the club can confirm."

"The contracts of Senior Professional Development Coach Patrick Van Houdt and Performance Analyst Guy Kiala have also been terminated."

"...given the recent downturn in results and performances the board felt they had to make a change at this time."

"The club would like to thank the trio for their efforts and a further statement will be made in due course."

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