Having recently completed his coaching qualifications, Lee Bowyer is targeting a return to the game with the club where he started his career as a youngster.
'I would like to get back into the game. I have had three, four years out. Now I have done my badges,' Bowyer told talkSPORT.
'I would like to go there [to Charlton]. It is a lovely club. I would like to be a manager.
'I have been very fortunate to have played under some top managers and with a lot of top players so I think I have a lot of knowledge to offer.'
Bowyer started his professional career at Charlton before ending it with Ipswich Town in 2012
Charlton 1994-96: 58 games, 14 goals
Leeds 1996-2003: 265 games, 55 goals
West Ham 2003: 11 games
Newcastle 2003-06: 91 games, 11 goals
West Ham 2006-2009: 49 games, 5 goals
Birmingham 2008-11: 94 games, 12 goals
Ipswich 2011-12: 29 games, 2 goals
Honours: League Cup (2011)
Bowyer was a controversial character at points during his career. Along with then Leeds team-mate Jonathan Woodgate, he was acquitted of GBH in relation to an incident near a Leeds nightclub in January 2000, in which an Asian student suffered severe injuries.
He was also fined £30,000 for fighting Newcastle team-mate Keiron Dyer on the pitch during a game in 2005.
He made sole appearance for England in a friendly against Portgual in 2002.
Slade was sacked after overseeing a 3-0 defeat at struggling Swindon Town. Following their relegation from the Championship last season, the Addicks are currently 14th in League One and four points off the play-off places.
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