May 25, 2024

Charlton Athletic’s owners have stated their determination to support Nathan Jones during the summer transfer window as the Welshman seeks to construct a promotion-challenging side.

The Addicks finish their League One campaign against Wycombe Wanderers tomorrow, hoping to extend their unbeaten streak to 15 games.

While Jones, who was appointed manager at the beginning of February, has overseen the League One club’s greatest unbeaten streak in 24 years, Charlton are also certain to end in their lowest league position in 98 years.

Jones and Global Football Partners, who bought the club from Thomas Sandgaard in July, have refrained from making bold expressions of intent, both when they originally arrived and during the 2024-25 season.

Jones stated following Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury that the next transfer window will likely be “one of our biggest summers” in terms of activity.

American backers Joshua Friedman and Gabriel Brener have both gone to The Valley since the summer takeover.

And the decision to give Jones a four-and-a-half-year deal and move his title from head coach to manager demonstrated their desire to fully empower the former Luton Town, Southampton, and Stoke manager.

On Tuesday, Charlton released a 28-minute film with Charlie Methven, not only the GFP’s spokesman but also a part-owner of the club, in which he reflected on their first season in charge and looked ahead.

 

Nathan Jones appointed Manager | Charlton Athletic Football Club

 

“Our aspirations as an ownership group are to see the squad improve on a constant basis – whether that be through recruitment, coaching or improved fitness levels,” Methven said in a statement.

“The technical department and management have come to us, as an ownership group, informing us what they believe has to be done to the team in the summer, in order to engender what we all want next season – which is a big promotion push.

“We had very productive meetings on that last week with the ownership group, who were very, very clear that they want to back the manager in his aspirations.”

Jones had made it to the final two on Millwall’s shortlist until Gary Rowett decided to step down in October. The Lions chose Joe Edwards, who served for just more than three months.

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