Alan Pardew has left his role as Charlton manager by mutual consent.

The board at The Valley finally lost patience with the 47-year-old following Saturday afternoon's 5-2 defeat at home to Sheffield United.

Pardew said: "My record coming to this club has been good, but it's been difficult here. When I arrived they were on the slide and I haven't been able to stop that. We're in a sticky situation and I have to accept whatever decision is made."

The result saw Charlton slip into the Coca-Cola Championship relegation zone on the back of a run of eight games without a win.

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