Thomas Sandgaard says that Nigel Adkins’ character was the largest issue in him being appointed the brand new Charlton Athletic supervisor.
Adkins was named as Lee Bowyer’s successor on Thursday morning and took cost of right now’s 2-2 draw at AFC Wimbledon.
Danish businessman Sandgaard flew in from the United States, the place he’s based mostly, to look at the beginning of a brand new managerial period for the South London membership.
And he advised BBC London: “Nigel Adkins had the suitable background, the suitable expertise and a really, very optimistic character. That was essential.
“The main deciding issue was his character. I used to be interviewing a number of choices that had considerably comparable resumes. There was little doubt after I spoke to Nigel for the primary time that he’d be proper for the membership.
AFC Wimbledon v Charlton Athletic SkyBet League One, Plough Lane, 20 March 2021
“My imaginative and prescient is to slowly put the constructing blocks in place, in order that we get the place we wish to be. We try this by merely enhancing the likelihood of successful video games. We received’t win each recreation – it’s a tricky league and the Championship will probably be even harder – however what we will do is hold rebuilding this membership.
“There is a lot rebuilding to do. Some issues had been very straightforward to do once I bought into it however there will probably be rebuilding earlier than we’re Premier League prepared.”
Sandgaard has additionally managed to maintain Johnnie Jackson as assistant supervisor, though Bowyer needed to take him to his new membership Birmingham City.
The Charlton proprietor confirmed that he needed to struggle off Blues’ curiosity. He added: “There was a plan in place to make that occur. I labored onerous with Johnnie and his agent to verify he would keep – he is essential and has a fantastic historical past with the membership.”
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