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Charlton Athletic boss targets Premier League return

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Charlton Athletic manager Chris Powell has set his sights on the Premier League, and hopes that he is the man to take the Addicks back to the top flight.

The south London club were relegated from the Premier League in the 2006-2007 season, with the club then suffering a further relegation to League 1 in the 2009-2010 season. 

They were re-promoted the following season following Powell's appointment, but the manager thinks his squad may struggle should his side gain promotion.

Despite these future aspirations, Powell has admitted that his current squad is probably not good enough to compete in the Premier League. 

In an interview with BBC Late Kick-Off  Powell said: "My remit was to make us a solid and stable Championship club.

“When you are a manager, all you want to do is achieve what you set out to do. For me, that was to be a Championship club and to get used to the league.

“Primarily, I have a League One squad really, with just one or two additions. In regards to our budget, we are nowhere near the top half. For us to be where we are right now is very good for us.” 

Charlton currently lie in mid-table in the Championship, sitting in 12th position with a total of 54 points from 41 games. It is clear that this season will not be the time for the Addicks to try for a promotion place, but Powell has admitted that his team will be trying again next season.

"It is slow but the ultimate aim and the long-term objective is to get back to the Premier League. Like every other Championship club, everyone is fighting to get there.

"It may take a while but we are on our way back."


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