Luzon is dismissed as Charlton Athletic lose again

Guy Luzon was sacked as manager of Charlton Athletic on Saturday, shortly after Brentford inflicted a seventh defeat of the season on the his side.

The40-year-old Israeli was appointed head coach of the club in January of this year, and he made an impressive start having led them to 12th place in the Championship table. This raised hopes that he could build on this and perhaps push on for a playoff place this time round, but they have instead endured a horrific start and had lost six of their first dozen matches.

This statistic increased to seven from 13 on Saturday, when goals from John Swift, Alan Judge and Lasse Vibe gave the Bees a 3-0 win at the Valley. And this proved to be the last straw for the decision makers at Charlton, who have issued Luzon with his P45, together with first team coach David Martane and assistant coach Damian Matthew who had been at the club for nine years.

Charlton, who are now 22nd in the table, will now seek a their fifth managerial appointment in less than two years, since Roland Duchatelet took over the South London outfit in January 2014. The Belgian businessman sacked Chris Powell two months after arriving in England, and his compatriots Jose Riga and Bob Peeters lasted three months and eight months respectively.

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