Having played seven seasons with Tottenham Hotspur and eight seasons with Charlton Athletic, former Addicks player Johnnie Jackson was named caretaker manager for Charlton Athletic just over a week ago after the departure of Nigel Adkins.
This is the second time within the 2021 calendar year that Jackson has been named caretaker manager of his former club, holding a similar position in March following the resignation of former manager Lee Bowyer. In 2012, Jackson helped captain the Addicks to the Sky Bet League One title.
Having played more than 225 games and scored in excess of 50 goals for the Addicks, Camden-born Jackson retired from playing at the conclusion of the 2017/18 season to fully focus his attention on coaching.
Caretaker Manager Johnnie Jackson said…
On his excitement after the first game in charge last weekend against Sunderland:
“It’ll be right up there with one of the proudest moments of my career. [The game against Sunderland] was incredible, seeing the support we had up there. Making the racket that they did up at the Stadium of Light was a sight to behold.”
On what Doncaster Rovers brings into the game:
“Any team in this league is capable. Doncaster are a good team, and they have good players. Richie Wellens likes his team to play good football. So, we know what they’re about, but it’s important that we try and stamp our authority on the game. It’s our home stadium in front of our home crowd. So, we need to be on the front foot, get after them and give the supporters something to shout about.”
On being home at The Valley this weekend:
“If we can replicate what we did [last weekend], we’ll have a good chance of winning games. We’re back home now, in front of our own supporters with, hopefully, a bumper crowd there. So, it’s a real opportunity now to show them what we’re really about, and to put on a performance to give them something to get behind.”