Former Newcastle midfielder Lee Bowyer is set to take on his first role in football management.

The player will always be most remembered at NUFC for that ridiculous fight on the pitch with Kieron Dyer.

Having seemingly calmed down at last, Lee Bowyer is expected to be named assistant manager at Charlton Athletic.

Kent Live claim that for ‘legal reasons’ the appointment will not be confirmed by the club until next week.

Bowyer has been on the coaching staff at The Valley but is now set to take the step up.

With a changeover of off the pitch personnel, Manager Karl Robinson is reported to be giving Johnnie Jackson the first team coach role, with then the one-time Newcastle and Leeds player as his assistant manager.

Robinson says that he wants to have ‘Charlton people’ on his staff and Lee Bowyer started his playing career at the club, before going on to the likes of Leeds and Newcastle.

Karl Robinson talking to Kent Live:

“The only difference with Lee Bowyer and Johnnie is they don’t have any experience but then I’m only 36, even though I have eight years experience.

“I have tremendous people in the building who want to be managers.

“Lee and Johnnie are two Charlton people and hopefully we can have a conversation and move things forward.

“I’m really excited by it. I’m sorry to see some people go and there will be a lot of change but equally I’m really excited. It will challenge me, again.”