Guy Luzon appointed Charlton coach

Former Standard Liege manager Guy Luzon has been appointed as the new head coach of Charlton Athletic, the English second-tier club announced on Tuesday.

AFP| Last Updated: Jan 14, 2015, 03:37 AM IST

London: Former Standard Liege manager Guy Luzon has been appointed as the new head coach of Charlton Athletic, the English second-tier club announced on Tuesday.

Luzon, a 39-year-old Israeli, succeeds Belgian Bob Peeters, who was sacked on Sunday after a 1-0 loss at home to Brighton and Hove Albion that left Charlton in 14th place in the Championship, 10 points below the play-offs.

Luzon becomes the fourth manager that Charlton have appointed since they were taken over by Belgian businessman Roland Duchatelet, who also owns Standard, in January 2014.

"I am happy to have joined Charlton and will work as hard as I can to try and make the club successful," Luzon told the club website, after signing a contract until the end of the 2015-16 season.

"We have talented players in the squad and it is my job to try and bring the best out of them."

Duchatelet said: "I think the appointment of Guy Luzon will prove to be a very good one for the club.

"I regard him as an extremely talented coach who has already achieved a lot in his career so far."