Alan Curbishley tells Sky Sports he would talk with Charlton

Alan Curbishley has told Sky Sports he would be willing to discuss Charlton Athletic's managerial vacancy, but believes they already have someone in mind.

Alan Curbishley has, in a discussion with Sky Sports, opened the door to talks with Charlton Athletic regarding their managerial vacancy.

The Championship club find themselves in the market for a new boss after parting company with Bob Peeters.

The Belgian lasted just eight months at The Valley and has been relieved of his duties after overseeing an eight-match winless run.

Curbishley has strong ties to the Addicks from a previous spell at the club, when he spent 15 seasons at the helm.

He guided them to the Premier League and to a seventh place finish in 2003/04, before walking away in 2006.

The ex-West Ham United boss admits he would be willing to discuss a potential return, but believes the Charlton board already have an alternative option in mind.

Curbishley told Sky Sports: “If they wanted to talk to me I’d have a chat to them. But I think they’ve probably got someone lined up. You don’t sack managers nowadays if you haven’t got someone lined up to go in.

“They are not the club I left. It’s been a long time now but they are still a big club.”

“You look at the Championship and you hear managers say ‘everyone can beat everyone else'. And if you get a decent run, and Charlton only need a couple of wins and they will be threatening the play-off positions again.”

Charlton have dropped to 14th in the second-tier standings, eight points clear of relegation danger and 10 adrift of the play-off places.

They have decided to act quickly in an effort to avoid being dragged into trouble, with there still 21 games remaining in which to piece together a push for a top-six finish.

Sky Bet have former Standard Liege manager Guy Luzon as the 1/4 favourite to inherit the reins, with Curbishley considered to be an outsider for the role at 16/1.

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