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Charlton want visionary to replace Bowyer amid 10-year Europe plan

Assistant manager Johnnie Jackson will take charge of Tuesday’s match against Bristol Rovers, and Sandgaard says he will be considered for the permanent job.

Asked if he would consider a younger, less experienced candidate, Sandgaard told Standard Sport: “Absolutely.

“Someone that has a collaborative approach and a very natural leadership style is what I’m hoping. And someone that will be easy to work with. Someone that has the same vision for the club [as I do]. Not just a short-term one-year gig. Someone that has a vision.

“We’re obviously at the early stages of rebuilding the club,” added the US-based Danish businessman, who completed his takeover in September.

“I’m looking for someone that can continue what we started here in September. Someone that’s also going to be part of building for the future.

“Smarter, better recruiting; integrating our academy better with our first team; basically keep putting the stepping stones and building blocks in place for a club that is going to hopefully climb up through the Championship and into the Premier League, to the point where we can play European football.

“It’s going to take nearly a decade if we do things right. I definitely want to make sure we have someone that not only has the experience but also the kind of personality so that we can collectively build the club the right way.”

Sandgaard confirmed that he would be “leading the effort” to find Bowyer’s successor, with director of football Steve Gallen and Jed Roddy, who was named technical director in October, as sounding boards.

Johnnie Jackson is interested in succeeding former boss Lee Bowyer at The Valley

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