Charlton appoint Scott Marshall as men's First-Team Assistant Coach

Ben Garner and Scott Marshall

Charlton Athletic are delighted to confirm the appointment of Scott Marshall as men’s first-team Assistant Coach.

The 49-year-old joins Ben Garner, who he worked alongside at Swindon Town last season.

Marshall, who came through the Arsenal youth system and played 25 games for the Gunners, has worked at Brentford, Norwich City, Aston Villa and Reading in an impressive coaching career that has spanned more than 15 years.

Speaking of the appointment, Marshall said he was pleased to be reunited with Garner: “I am delighted, we know each other well from last season. It is great to get a chance to put our skills together again and get Charlton moving in the right direction.

“There is a lot of history around Charlton. We want to create our own little bit of Charlton’s history. I’m really privileged to be able to have an opportunity to be a part of that.”

Garner said: “I’m really pleased to get him here. He’s very talented as a coach but also as a person. He is the type of person that I want at the football club and his character is just as important as his ability on the training field.

“Everyone is going to play their part at this football club across all the departments and all the staff that are here. Scott will fit very well into that and be a big contributing factor.”

Owner and CEO Thomas Sandgaard said: “Like Ben, Scott will play a key role in getting us playing attacking, aggressive football on the front foot. He is a well-respected coach, with a wide-range of experience, who will be an important part of our growth.”

Marshall was involved in training for the first time on Thursday, and is looking forward to Saturday’s pre-season training camp in Spain.

He said: “I really enjoyed the first morning, it was great to get back out on the grass and see the ball rolling again. It’s always good on the first day back of pre-season. The excitement of a new season ahead. It was great, you can feel that energy around, it was great to be part of that and share that with the lads and help them get ready for the first game.

“Trips away in pre-season are always good to build some things that can stand you in good stead for the season ahead. We are looking forward to that and getting some good work in. It’s important that we get to know personalities and that people get to know us – I’m really looking forward to it.”

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