Charlton Athletic appoint Belgian Bob Peeters as manager

Bob Peeters

Charlton have appointed former Belgium international Bob Peeters as manager.

The 40-year-old has succeeded compatriot Jose Riga, who helped the Addicks avoid relegation from the Championship.

Peeters was most recently in charge of Belgian outfit Waasland-Beveren and has also managed Cercle Brugge and Gent.

The former striker, who was capped 13 times by Belgium, also had a two-year spell as a player at Millwall between 2003 and 2005.

Bob Peeters
Bob Peeters celebrates with Tim Cahill after scoring for Millwall in 2003

Peeters will work alongside Charlton first-team coach Damien Matthew.

Former Charlton assistant manager Alex Dyer will not be part of the new setup and has left the club after after three-and-a-half years at The Valley.

Riga, 56, took over as Charlton manager in March following Chris Powell's sacking and had hoped to remain in charge after seven wins from 16 games.

But Charlton owner Roland Duchatelet, who also owns Standard Liege, decided against that in favour of Peeters.