Charlton is in the hands of the Belgian businessman Roland Duchâtelet. It is believed Bob Peeters (40) already has a deal with Mr Duchâtelet. The fact that he has already left Waasland-Beveren, only confirms the rumours. It is expected that the parties involved will come out with an official statement soon.
Waasland-Beveren is not amused by Peeters' move. The club explains that he left without informing them of what was happening. His surprise exit leaves the club with a big problem for next season. Peeters kept Waasland-Beveren in the top-flight and received a lot of applause and appreciation for this from the home fans.
Peeters said he couldn't miss the chance to work in England. The former striker previously played for Millwall. Waasland-Beveren confirmed his departure this morning. "He informed us by e-mail of his decision not to honour his contract. The club will now consider the necessary steps", a statement said.
Charlton took 18th place in this season's First Division - which includes 24 teams - staying out of the relegation zone.