Karl Robinson has left Charlton Athletic by mutual consent and Johnnie Jackson and Lee Bowyer are in temporary charge, the first management duo since Gritt and Curbishley. Last man standing Richard Murray has thanked Karl Robinson for his services: Temporary bosses
Robinson was not the best manager we have had nor the worst. He faced difficult circumstances, not getting all the resources he needed. His heart was in the task. Even so, some of his tactics and formations were open to question and he was very fond of the sound of his own voice.
His win ratio at Charlton was 35 per cent which was a lot better than Pardew's 26 per cent, although Pardoo has managed to achieve 5.9 per cent at West Brom.
So, in the words of the newsreels when Neville Chamberlain stood down as prime minister, 'Thanks for all you tried to do.' I wish him well riding the Tiger at Oxford United and hope that his family gardening business in Milton Keynes prospers (see last VOTV).
In a statement Karl Robinson has thanked Charlton fans for their support during his 16 month stay: Statement
An announcement of his appointment at Oxford United is imminent and flags have already appeared along The High. Oxford United fans are complaining that the appointment lacks the promised 'wow' factor.