Charlton set to appoint Karl Robinson

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 23 November 2016, 09:47

Karl Robinson is set to become the new manager of Charlton Athletic, according to Sky Sports News.

The former MK Dons boss has only been out of work for a month, but now looks to have made a swift return to the managerial arena.

Charlton have endured a chaotic time off the pitch of late, with on-going protests against controversial owner Roland Duchatelet who has sacked seven managers in three years.

Charlton have been linked with a multitude of gaffers since giving Russell Slade the chop last week, with the likes of Chris O’Loughlin, Nigel Adkins and Gary Caldwell all touted as potential successors, however it’s Robinson who has reportedly bagged the job.

Robinson spent six years in charge of the Dons, during which he led the club up to the Championship for the first time in their history.

However, relegation last term, coupled with a poor start to the current campaign resulted in the club and manager parting ways four weeks ago.

Robinson was in attendance at the Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night when Charlton hammered Bristol Rovers 5-1, which only fuelled speculation that he was closing in on an appointment at the Addicks.

It’s not known whether Robinson will officially take charge of the London outfit prior to Saturday's fixture at home to Sheffield United, although it’s likely that caretaker boss Kevin Nugent will remain at the helm for that particular match.