4 Jan 2014

Charlton Athletic gains new owner

10:23 am on 4 January 2014

Businessman Roland Duchatelet, one of the richest men in Belgium, became the new owner of English Championship football club Charlton Athletic.

The 67-year-old's company, Staprix NV, will acquire 100 percent of the shares of outgoing owner Tony Jimenez.

The south-east London club have had two spells in the Premier League, the last which ended in 2007.

They are currently 19th in the 24-team second tier, three places and three points above the relegation zone.