It is now evident that Dean Holden was sacked, apparently by text, without any consideration of a possible replacement. Darren Ferguson was approached and, not surprisingly, turned the job down. Chris Powell had no interest in becoming interim manager.
Lee Bowyer has been talked about. While I would prefer not to have a retread, and some are upset by his departure for Birmingham, he would certainly be better than Lee Johnson.
It;s quite likely that Methven thinks that Bowyer would go down well with the Valley faithful. He doesn't realise how some fans structure their whole lives around a total negativity and pessimism about Charlton.
Danny Cowley is at the top of one odds list. The question is, did his ascent from non-league show that he was eventually appointed beyond his level of competence?
As Dave of Drinking During The Game points out in his latest post, the many owners have been offered a cheap punt on the EFL. Charlie Methven seems to have told them that he could cut costs and increase revenues, whereas the fact the latter requires levels of investment that would attract fans back to The Valley.
A low cost solution could be to give Jason Pearce a few games to see how he does. At least he knows how to organise a defence. He could be helped by Curbs as an advisor.
The news that Jack Payne is going out on loan is encouraging: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/charlton-midfielder-jack-payne-to-make-mk-loan-move/ We also need to unload Charlie Kirk, who has never fulfilled his promise, and get rid of DJ. This would free up some funds.