Charlton Athletic are delighted to confirm the appointment of four, experienced professionals in senior roles at the club.
Dean Holden has been appointed as men’s first-team Manager, Andy Scott has been appointed as Technical Director, Jim Rodwell has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer and Ed Warrick has been appointed as Finance Director.
Charlton Owner, Thomas Sandgaard, said: “I am delighted we have been able to appoint such experienced and knowledgeable people to help us move forward.
“Each individual appointed has experience at Championship level or higher and the appointments should give us the structure and stability that we need to progress as a club.
“When the men’s first-team is successful, it lifts the entire club, which is why the additions on the footballing side are so important. Dean Holden is a talented manager, who is well-respected in footballing circles. He’ll bring good experience and knowledge which will help us as we look to get our season back on track.
“I am really pleased we have been able to bring in Andy Scott. He is a highly-regarded individual who has played an important role in the success of a number of clubs and has the vision, skillset and contacts to help move the club forward. He’ll play a key role in the January transfer window and longer term will help further align the direction of our men’s first team and academy.
“The appointment of Jim Rodwell gives us senior leadership, on the ground at The Valley. He has excellent experience and I have been very impressed with what I have seen already.
“Ed Warrick is an excellent professional and will be the perfect replacement for Emma Parker, who leaves her role at the end of the week.”
Caretaker Manager, Anthony Hayes, will take Wednesday’s Carabao Cup tie against Brighton & Hove Albion before returning to his role as men’s first-team coach to support Holden. Scott Marshall will continue as men’s first-team assistant coach. Jason Pearce, who has been assisting Hayes, will return to his role with the club’s U18s team.
Sandgaard added: “I would like to thank Anthony and the team for stepping up in the interim and managing the side during this challenging period.”
A press conference with Dean Holden will take place this week.
Holden is a former professional footballer who played 427 games in his career. Since finishing he has managed Oldham Athletic and in the Championship at Bristol City, where he was Assistant Manager from 2016-2020 before becoming manager in 2020.
Scott, also a former professional footballer, played 396 games in his career. Since retiring, he has established himself in Premier League and Championship backroom roles at Brentford, Watford, Swansea City and Nottingham Forest. Scott will work alongside Director of Recruiting, Steve Gallen, and Director of Analytics, Martin Sandgaard.
Rodwell is a former professional footballer who most recently served as the interim CEO of Championship side, Hull City. He has previously sat on the board of both the EFL and the FA Council. He was also Director of Football and then Chairman at Boston United before spells as Chief Executive at numerous clubs including Sunderland.
Warrick is a Financial Director with experience at Premier League level, as well as working with numerous clubs at a lower level.
The Addicks host Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion at The Valley in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. Adult tickets cost just £15. Click here to purchase your tickets.