Skysports.com understands Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is set to be appointed as Charlton's new boss.
Cherries set to lose highly-rated boss to League One rivals
Skysports.com understands Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is set to be appointed as Charlton Athletic's new boss.
Howe has emerged as one of the brightest young managers in English football in recent seasons after working wonders on a shoestring budget at Bournemouth.
He led the Cherries to promotion from League Two last term and Saturday's victory over Plymouth lifted Howe's side into the top two in League One.
The 33-year-old has been linked with a string of managerial positions over the past 12 months and is now set to take charge at fellow League One outfit Charlton.
Howe was also wanted by Championship strugglers Crystal Palace and revealed after the Plymouth win that he had a difficult decision to make regarding his future.
Bournemouth chairman Eddie Mitchell had asked his manager to stay, but it appears Howe is primed to take over at The Valley.
Charlton's new owners dispensed with previous boss Phil Parkinson last week and have plumped for the highly-rated Howe as his replacement.
The Addicks are currently fifth in the table and sit five points adrift of Bournemouth in the race for promotion to the Championship.