Nugent leaves Luton for Charlton Athletic

Kevin Nugent has left Luton
Kevin Nugent has left Luton
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Luton Town have confirmed that first team coach Kevin Nugent has left the club to join Sky Bet League One side Charlton Athletic as assistant-manager.

The 47-year-old, who only joined Hatters back in January will resume his close working relationship with new Addicks manager Russell Slade, who he spent four years previously with at Leyton Orient.

Speaking to the Addicks official website, Nugent said: “This is a fantastic club to join and I’m really looking forward to getting started.

“I’ve left another fantastic club but when the opportunity arose to join Charlton, a club with such history and tradition, I wanted to grab it with both hands. I’ve worked with Russell before and with the situation we find ourselves in at the moment I know that there is no-one better to try and take us back into the Championship.”

Charlton boss Slade added: “It was important that we got the right man and we have managed to prise Kevin out of Luton, and that is extremely pleasing.

“I have worked with Kevin before, he knows what is required, he knows this level really well and between Kevin and Simon Clark I think we have two really capable coaches that will only help to make us a better team.”

A statement on the Town official website said: “Kevin leaves the Hatters with our best wishes and thanks for his work during his six months with the club.”