Former Bristol City coach lands League One job - two months after Ashton Gate exit

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For the second time this season, the former Bristol City coach has been entrusted with the managerial reins of a club.

Former Bristol City coach Curtis Fleming has taken charge of Charlton Athletic on an interim basis.

The 55-year-old takes charge of the Addicks after they parted ways with Michael Appleton. Charlton lost to Northampton Town on Tuesday night and he was relieved of his duties just 30 minutes after the full-time whistle.

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Fleming, who was appointed as coach at the Valley only 12 days ago will now take the reigns, and be supported by Jason Pearce. It is the second time this season that he has taken the reigns of a club on a caretaker basis.

He was in charge of Bristol City after they sacked Nigel Pearson, and held the role until the appointment of Liam Manning. Fleming - who had also managed City in Pearson's absence when he had been ill - oversaw one game during his short tenure, a 1-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday. The 10-time Republic of Ireland international did not stay at City after Manning brought in his own staff.

As it stands, Fleming will be in the dugout for Charlton's League One match with Blackpool on Saturday, January 27. Former Barnsley boss Michael Duff who was relieved of his duties by Swansea City in December is the current favourite. He is closely followed by Lee Johnson who has already been sacked by both Hibs and Fleetwood Town this season, whilst axed Birmingham City boss John Eustace is third favourite.

One of Fleming's former co-workers at the High Performance is said to be keen for the role. Jason Euell, who was first-team coach at City from the summer of 2022, has registered his interest. Richard Cawley, a journalist for The South London Press said on X, that Euell would be 'keen'.

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Euell was at Charlton before joining City and held various roles. He was a coach for the under-21s team and also worked with their first-team when managers had been relieved of their duties. Euell also held a role as coach for the England under-20s side.

The managerial merry-go round at Charlton has had Bristol City involvement throughout. Appleton had replaced Dean Holden in the summer, and Holden is now expected to take up a very different role. He has been linked with becoming Steven Gerrard's assistant at Saudi Pro League side Al-Ettifaq.

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