Nathan Jones is set to sign a contract to become the new Charlton Athletic boss today, according to the South London Press.


The Welshman has been expected to take charge at Charlton, who have been looking for a new boss since sacking Michael Appleton.


There has been a delay to Jones signing the contract as the League Managers’ Association had to give it legal sign-off.




That now looks to have happened and Jones will put pen to paper to his Charlton contract today.


Jones will be taking charge of a side sitting a lowly 19th in the League One standings.



Charlton, who lost 1-0 against Derby County on Saturday, are only kept outside the drop zone by a single point and goal difference.


Jones’ first game in charge as Charlton boss will come away at fellow strugglers Reading.



The Royals are in action before then though as they face Stevenage on Tuesday night and so could be above Charlton by the time the two play.