Without the 7 points that we picked up under Kevin Nugent’s interim reign we would be 19th and 3 points off relegation. When Karl Robinson came in he sung Nugent’s praises but quickly phased him out and replaced him with Richie Barker. Once when asked of Nugent’s whereabouts our Karl, never one to shirk a reporter’s question, replied that he hadn’t seen him.
Kevin had become another Charlton employee still being paid but not actually working or contributing at the club. Every decision better than the last.
Fast forward a few months and today it is announced that Nugent will become Barnet’s first team manager. And to witness a tale of two differing ways to communicate to your fan base read both Charlton’s and Barnet’s press statements.
It was said at the time of Karl Robinson’s appointment that Nugent didn’t want to be Addicks’ manager, but he obviously wants to work for Tony Kleanthous, who has continued in the face of adversity to take Barnet football club forward and Nugent has a great opportunity to get the Bees into the play-offs. Good luck Kevin.
That reminds me. Has anyone seen Simon Clark recently?