CAST welcomes the news that Nigel Adkins has been appointed as Charlton manager and that he will work with Johnnie Jackson as his assistant.
Nigel started his football career as a seventeen year old goalkeeper with Tranmere Rovers. He moved on to Wigan in 1986 and made 155 appearances over seven seasons before becoming player manager at Bangor City in 1993. As a manager he rose to fame firstly at Scunthorpe (2006-10) where he led them to promotion from League One and subsequently at Southampton (2010-13) where he matched the legendary Jimmy Seed by gaining promotion from League One to The Premier League in consecutive seasons. There were subsequent short spells at Reading and Sheffield United before he took over at Hull in 2017. He chose to turn down a contract extension at Hull in 2019 because he wasn't comfortable with the ownership's vision for the club.
He has his own website on which he tells his own story:
His first interview as Charlton manager is available here:
"The last ten games of the season - there's strange results all the way"
"The supporters are everything at a football club"
"I don't mind you making a mistake as long as it's an honest mistake"
"Have a smile on your face - because we are privileged"
The full interview: