Gallen appointed as Charlton recruitment chief

QPR coach Steve Gallen

Charlton have appointed Steve Gallen as head of recruitment.

The Acton-born 43-year-old has been handed a key role by Charlton boss Karl Robinson as part of an overhaul at the League One club.

Gallen spent 19 years on the coaching staff at QPR, where he was promoted to the position of first-team coach in 2015 but axed later that year following the appointment of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as manager.

Since ending a short spell as manager of Hong Kong Pegasus, Gallen has been working for QPR in an informal scouting role.

He will not be part of a new-look set-up at Rangers led by incoming chief scout Gary Penrice after being hired by troubled Charlton, who have won just six of their 28 matches since Robinson took over in November.