An article that was recently published by the Evening Standard has claimed that Birmingham City “want to lure” Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer to St. Andrew’s at the end of the 2019/20 season.
Last week, the Blues announced that current manager Pep Clotet will be departing from the club following the 2019/20 campaign and now, the Evening Standard have reported that current Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer, who made a total of 94 appearances for the Blues during his playing career, is being lined up as one of Birmingham’s “top targets” to replace Clotet.
This report claims that the Blues’ hierarchy have been impressed by the job Bowyer has done in “difficult circumstances” at The Valley. The Addicks currently sit in 22nd place on the Championship table, however, the club have been going through a somewhat hectic period in recent months following Roland Duchatelet’s sale of Charlton to East Street Investments (ESI) back in January.
Since then, Bowyer shared some regret over a boardroom row that had gone public and ESI’s takeover of the club was placed under investigation by the EFL, leading to the club being sold to a new owner once again earlier this month.
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It may be fair to say that the environment at Charlton Athletic has been quite hectic of late and it may be understandable why the Blues’ hierarchy are said to have been impressed by Bowyer’s performance during that hectic time, with the club currently sitting just two points from safety, despite so much uncertainty existing around the club of late.
Considering how he has performed under difficult circumstances at Charlton, it may be understandable why Birmingham City may be considering giving Bowyer an opportunity to show what he can do at their club.