Guy Luzon insists he’s not feeling the pressure at Charlton .
But with no wins since August and the Addicks in the relegation zone, how long can he survive and who could replace him?
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In case club owner Roland Duchatelet is casting his eyes around, here are six we think could be in the frame.
1. Alan Curbishley
Curbs’s reign as Addicks boss seems to be slipping further into the hallowed mists of time. A roaringly successful period in the club’s history came under Curbishley, who saw the club to a seventh place Premier League finish in 2003-04. Imagine that. There’s no reason why the club shouldn’t try for him – it’s a running joke how long Curbishley has been out of the game, leaving West Ham in 2008. His managerial acumen and the good feeling it would generate around the Valley may get the Addicks’ paper-thin squad over the line. He's also made no secret of his desire to return...
2. Mark Cooper
Ran out of steam at Swindon this season, but created an exciting, attacking team over a number of years at the County Ground – they were unlucky to lose out on promotion to the Championship last term. Not a big name, but his style would certainly get the crowd to their feet.
3. Tim Sherwood
Unlikely he would consider a move right now but, with Aston Villa’s customary good start having been replaced with a barren, winless run, he is odds-on the be the next Premier League boss to be handed his P45. A move home to London may suit the former Spurs midfielder, and his reputation for motivation and man-management could get the best out of the squad’s under-performers. His snappy dress sense would also go down well on the touchline...
4. Yves Vanderhaeghe
Owner Roland Duchalet has a penchant for poaching managers from Belgium, particularly his former club Standard Liege. While it’s probably unwise to talk to current Standard boss Yannick Ferrera, who only took charge of the bottom-placed club last month, there are plenty of other options in the Pro League. Vanderhaeghe, for example, has taken relative minnows KV Oostende to the top of the table at the time of writing and he only took over in August, showing he can have an instant impact with limited resources.
5. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
If Duchatelet actually fancies getting out his chequebook and pinching a manager from the lower leagues, he might want to take a look at Burton boss Hasselbaink. Known more for his playing career with Leeds United and Chelsea, the former Holland striker took the Brewers up as League Two champions last season before taking them to third-place in League One at the time of writing. He hasn’t even been there 18 months.
6. Paolo Di Canio
Former player? Check. Managed elsewhere? Check. Instant results? Check. A leftfield choice perhaps, but why not? People forget how successful Di Canio’s early days at Swindon and Sunderland were, and his reputation for screaming good performances out of his players would probably sit well with Charlton fans right now. A short term deal until the end of the season could be just the tonic.
And that is as good an excuse as any to post this...