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Bowyer named caretaker manager of Charlton

Former Leeds and Newcastle midfielder Lee Bowyer has been named caretaker manager of Charlton Credit: PA

Former Leeds and Newcastle midfielder Lee Bowyer has been named caretaker manager of Charlton after manager Karl Robinson left by mutual consent, the Sky Bet League One club have announced.

Bowyer, who started his professional career with the Addicks, will lead Charlton against play-off rivals Plymouth on Saturday, with Johnnie Jackson named as his assistant.

Charlton director Richard Murray told the club's official website: "I'd like to place on record our thanks to Karl Robinson who has worked tirelessly during his time at Charlton. The club and Karl came to an agreement that is best for everyone involved.

"We're very grateful to Lee Bowyer and Johnnie Jackson for stepping forward in the club's time of need.

"Lee has impressed everyone at The Valley since coming back to the club last year and Johnnie has Charlton running through his veins. Together they are the best people to lead the club through an important few weeks."