Managers are often sacked after they fail to beat Charlton. However, this time the curse of Charlton has struck before the match has taken place. Gillingham sacked manager Steve Lovell this afternoon.
Lovell was in charge for 18 months and had a year left on his contract. The immediate reaction of Gills fans on social media has been one of shock, stating that he was a 'club legend'. It has been pointed out that he was operating on a small budget.
Mark Patterson will be in charge tomorrow.