Lee Bowyer has informed talkSPORT he has ‘by no means felt so low in my life’ following Charlton’s relegation from the Championship.
The Addicks misplaced 4-Zero to Leeds – Bowyer’s former membership – on Wednesday evening to ship them crashing straight again all the way down to League One.
It has been a tumultous season for the south London membership on and off the pitch, with Bowyer having to cope with quite a few boardroom fall-outs, chaos behind the scenes and a switch embargo.
Chatting with Jim White on Thursday morning, the Charlton boss admitted: “I’ve by no means felt so low in my life. I’m not in a very good place at this time.
“We have now needed to juggle so much. There’s a lot that has gone on that nobody even is aware of about. It has been scary actually, it’s scary to see that issues like this occur behind the scenes at a soccer membership.
“I really feel for everybody behind the scenes. We have now a bunch of gamers and followers that care a lot. All we wished was to be given a good probability nevertheless it felt like backs in opposition to partitions on a regular basis and the rug getting pulled from beneath us.
“I mentioned to [assistant] Johnnie Jackson final evening, ‘may we have now executed extra?’ And Johnnie mentioned we’re getting blood out of a stone with this group of gamers. We have been pushing and pushing them and couldn’t get any extra out of the them. We simply wanted assist.
“We couldn’t deliver gamers on this January after we desperately heeded assist. We had no assist. For those who preserve chopping corners, that is what occurs.”
Bowyer signed a brand new long-term contract in January following East Avenue Investments’ takeover of the membership.
The previous England midfielder is ready for showdown talks with Charlton proprietor Paul Elliott later at this time over his future, with fears the membership may very well be plunged into administration.
“I’m going to talk to Paul Elliott,” he mentioned.
“I’ve to be honest. Paul Elliott didn’t should step up and and he stepped ahead and put cash within the financial institution. What’s going to occur now. I don’t know. Paul comes throughout as a pleasant man.
“I’ll chat with him now and see what’s going to occur going ahead. We’re nonetheless below an embargo – we will’t plan for subsequent season. We will’t make any plans.
“We’re dropping so many gamers, mortgage gamers and gamers who’re out of contract. How are we meant to rebuild? I don’t know what’s going to occur. I simply really feel for everyone on the membership.”
Bowyer hailed his bond with Charlton followers whereas remaining coy on his future.
He mentioned: “The sport final evening was scary. The distinction between the 2 groups was unreal.
“I performed there [at Charlton] as a child and got here again as supervisor. We went into the play-offs and gained promotion in my first full season. I’ll at all times have that bond there.
“There have been some nice occasions this season too, some nice performances. However I don’t know [about my future].
“It’s not the suitable time to speak about my state of affairs. An important factor is I communicate to Paul and see the place we go. I’ve by no means felt so low in my life.”