Bowyer Agrees to Stay at Charlton with New Deal

By: SBAT Staff

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In what has been a strange couple of days for Charlton and Lee Boywer, the end outcome of their troubles is that the manager has signed a one year extension to his contract with them, and will remain at the club to take them into the Championship, after guiding them up from League One through the playoffs. 

On Monday, Charlton announced that they were unable to come to terms with Bowyer on a new deal, with him rejecting their offer on that day. However, just 24 hours later and something has obviously changed. Bowyer has now signed a deal with them, and will remain at the club for a further year. 

It is alleged that the reason for them not coming to terms on Monday was both financial, and the length of the contract. Bowyer wanted a long term deal with a pay rise due to the achievements him and the club have had recently, while the board didn't want to offer that due to the continuation of money loss from the club, and the potential for new owners to be coming into the club shortly. 

Despite all of that, their differences have been put aside for now, although Bowyer has not been left with the long term deal that he wanted. 

Now the situation has been sorted out, it is time for Bowyer to begin planning for the Championship, a step up which is not going to be easy for the London club. They are towards the top of the market when it comes to who will be relegated from the Championship next season, and currently are the 9/4 favourites to go down alongside Barnsley, who were also promoted up from League One.