Charlton Athletic have made Dean Holden the first managerial casualty of League One, lasting just five matches.

The former Bristol City boss took over at the Valley in December 2022 and enjoyed a promising summer transfer window, catching headlines with the capture of League One marksman Alfie May.

However, one win and four defeats in the opening month of the campaign has been deemed unacceptable, and the 43-year-old has lost his job.

The Addicks sit 19th in League One, with Reading travelling to the Valley in October.

Holden's assistant Danny Senda and goalkeeper coach Glyn Shimell will also leave the London club.

Charlton chairman James Rodwell said: "I would like to thank Dean and his staff for their hard work and dedication and sincerely wish them all the best in their future careers.

"Dean's work in steering the club clear of relegation last season should not be forgotten, nor his development of many younger players."