Ex-Leeds United star Bowyer relishing new role of Charlton assistant manager

Lee Bowyer. PIC: PA
Lee Bowyer. PIC: PA
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Former Leeds United midfielder Lee Bowyer has been appointed as Charlton’s assistant manager.

The former England midfielder made his breakthrough as a player with the Addicks in the 1990s.

Now 40, Bowyer returned to Charlton on a temporary basis in January but boss Karl Robinson has moved to promote him to the position of his full-time assistant.

“It feels great to be asked to do this and to work alongside Karl and I’m really looking forward to it,” said Bowyer, who played 58 times for Charlton.

He added on the club’s website: “It was an easy decision to make. We worked closely towards the end of last season so I know the ins and the outs and it’s felt a bit like a homecoming because there are a few faces who are still here from when I was a kid.

“I have a lot more experience now that I can pass onto the lads. I’ve worked under a lot of good people in my career and Charlton is where it all started, so it’s a bit of a fairytale for me.”

Bowyer made more than 203 appearances for Leeds United scoring 38 goals between 1996 and 2003.

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