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Parkinson has Addicks job for now

Charlton caretaker boss Phil Parkinson
Phil Parkinson came to The Valley as Alan Pardew's assistant in Jan 2007

Charlton Athletic have confirmed that caretaker manager Phil Parkinson will remain in charge until the new year.

The Addicks are languishing at the bottom of the Championship table after failing to record a win in their last 12 games.

Chairman Richard Murray said: "As there can be no changes to the squad until the transfer window it's our view to give Phil up until the end of the year.

"There will then be a strategic review of the position."

Murray pointed out: "Phil, with the support of former Charlton players Mark Kinsella and Phil Chapple, knows the demands of the Championship and is stamping his own managerial style on the team during this interim period."

Former Colchester United and Hull City boss Parkinson, 41, joined Charlton in January 2007 as Alan Pardew's assistant. And he was appointed caretaker manager after Pardew left on 22 November.

"We all need to support Phil to break the recent run of results and to breathe some fight and confidence back into the playing squad," added Murray.

"Like all supporters the directors are extremely concerned at how the first half of the season has gone.

"No-one thought at the start of the season that we would be sitting at the bottom of the Championship as we enter the Christmas period.

"We now need to bring back the pride, passion and performance levels that sustained us through our darkest days and then took us to the Premier League and that will ensure we maintain our Championship status come the end of the season."

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