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Charlton Athletic Football Club

  • Nickname:The Addicks
  • Founded:1905
  • Manager:José Riga
  • Ground:The Valley
  • Capacity:27111
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Pardew hails exiting Powell

05 May 2008 - 14:57:06

Charlton Athletic boss Alan Pardew paid tribute to veteran left-back Chris Powell, who marked his final appearance for the Addicks with a goal in the 4-1 thrashing of Coventry City.

The 38-year-old has spent three spells with the Addicks during his career, but will be allowed to move on this summer, with Pardew unable to offer Powell a coaching role at The Valley.

He told the club's official website: "The reason he's had that cameo appearance is because, in all honestly, I can't afford to keep him on.

"I'd love to keep him in a coaching capacity, but I haven't really got any funds for that.

"So this is a new start for Chris, he might have another year playing. I think he'll bring something to any team, but coaching is where his future lies.

"If I was a manager further down the leagues and looking for a coach who could double up as a player then he would be the first on my list.

"I'd just like to praise him and say that he has been absolutely brilliant for this club."

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