Charlton Athletic have received a managerial blow as Stockport County boss Dave Challinor is set to turn down a move to the League One side, sources have told TheRealEFL’s Ryan Whelan.
The League One side have been chasing a new manager, following Dean Holden’s departure but they may have to move onto alternate options if they cannot tempt Challinor to change his mind.
Who is Dave Challinor?
The 47-year-old has managed Colwyn Bay, AFC Fylde and Hartlepool United before leaving the latter to join Stockport County in November 2021.
During that time, Challinor has taken charge of 99 matches, winning 53 of them as well as guiding the side back into the EFL and almost took the side straight into League One at the first time of asking.
Who else is in the frame?
Other sources have linked the likes of Northampton’s Jon Brady and former Blackpool boss Michael Appleton. Therefore, fans of the League One side will need to sit back and wait for more managerial news, with transfer deadline day looming.
A disappointing start to the season
Charlton Athletic began the campaign with a high expectation but they haven’t delivered so far. The club sit 19th in the table, picking up just one win from their opening five matches in League One so far. This victory came against Leyton Orient on the opening day of the season.
However, the club have since lost their last four matches on the bounce, losing to Peterborough, Bristol Rovers, Port Vale and Oxford United, scoring just five goals, with two of them coming from new signing Alfie May.
Charlton Athletic need a manager quickly, especially with the deadline occurring tomorrow but it doesn’t look like it will be sorted before then.
Challinor staying at Stockport is a huge boost to them, although his side have only won one of their five league matches so far this season so he also still has a point to prove.