Portsmouth rivals Charlton name former Southampton manager Nigel Adkins as Lee Bowyer's replacement

Pompey rivals Charlton have confirmed former Southampton boss Nigel Adkins as their new manager.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 11:46 am

The 56-year-old has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal at The Valley.

He replaces Lee Bowyer, who this week left the Addicks to become the new boss at Championship Birmingham.

Charlton are currently sixth in the League One table, occupying one of four much-sought-after play-off places.

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That’s two points and four places better off than Pompey, who presently sit 10th. Although, the Blues do have two games in hand on the south Londoners.

Impending Blues boss Danny Cowley had been linked with Charlton following Bowyer’s departure.

Yet he’s set to be named Pompey boss today, taking charge of the Fratton Park outfit’s final 12 games of the season.

Adkins has been out of work since leaving Hull in 2019.

New Charlton boss Nigel Adkins. Picture: Stephen Pond/Getty Images

He was in charge of Southampton from September 2010 until January 2013.

While at St Mary’s, the guided the club from League One to the Premier League in back-to-back seasons.

He also led Scunthorpe United to the 2007 League One title.

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