Guy Luzon appointed Charlton head coach

Charlton Athletic have confirmed the appointment of Guy Luzon as their new head coach.

Guy Luzon has been appointed as Charlton’s new head coach, the Championship club have confirmed on their official website.

Luzon, 39, joins the club on a deal until the end of the 2015-16 season and replaces Bob Peeters, who was dismissed on Sunday evening following the previous day's 2-1 home defeat to Blackburn Rovers.

The Israeli has been out of contract since leaving Belgian club Standard Liege last October, where he worked under Charlton owner Roland Duchâtelet, leading the club to a second-place league finish during the 2013-14 campaign.

The new Addicks boss also enjoyed a previous spell in charge of Israel's Under-21s, as well as with a host of major clubs in his home country, and has revealed his excitement at the chance to manage in English football.

“I am happy to have joined Charlton and will work as hard as I can to try and make the club successful,” he said.

“We have talented players in the squad and it is my job to try and bring the best out of them.

“It is important to have a positive spirit in the team and I want to ensure the entire group is fighting together for the good of the club.

“I look forward to taking training for the first time and getting my ideas across to the players.”

Owner Duchâtelet added: “I think the appointment of Guy Luzon will prove to be a very good one for the club.

“I regard him as an extremely talented coach who has already achieved a lot in his career so far.

“There were a lot of records broken during his first season at Standard Liège and they had the best defensive record in the league.

“He is a passionate coach who will give his all to Charlton and I hope supporters will get behind him.”

Charlton sit 14th in the Championship table at present, 10 points off a play-off position after just one win in their last 12 league games.

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