Duchâtelet – two years on

Today marks the second anniversary of Roland Duchâtelet's purchase of Charlton Athletic.

You may be interested to read a trenchant article on his tenure by CAS Trust member Darryl Chamberlain:

In June 2006, a stocky man interrupted a press conference at Charlton Athletic, just as new head coach Iain Dowie was being revealed to the football world’s press. The man served a writ on Dowie, who had recently resigned from Charlton’s bitter south London rivals Crystal Palace, claiming he wanted to be reunited with his family in the north-west of England.

At the time, Charlton were a model Premier League club. After years of obscurity followed by financial strife, Charlton spent more than half a decade in English football’s top tier, with bumper crowds turning up at The Valley to see the likes of Darren Bent, Scott Parker, Danny Murphy, Claus Jensen and Paolo Di Canio don the Addicks’ red shirt...

Read the rest of Darryl's article here.