Belgian Karel Fraeye has been appointed interim head coach at Charlton just hours after the sacking of Guy Luzon .

The 37-year-old Belgian friend of owner Roland Duchatelet will take temporary charge of the first time while the club looks to make a permanent appointment. He will be joined by fellow Belgian Wim de Corte as interim assistant head coach following the departure of Damian Matthew and David Martane.

They will take their first training session on Monday (October 26) at Sparrows Lane ahead of the tough trip to promotion-chasing Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Fraeye, who holds a UEFA A coaching licence, is no stranger to the south London club having worked alongside Jose Riga in the 2013/14 Championship season when the team was hauled out of relegation danger with an 18th place finish.

Charlton are languishing in the bottom three having lost seven of the last nine league games. As our Valley View columnist Rob Virtue writes , there is talk of a fans' revolt if another of the chairman's close friends takes the job on permanently.