Charlton manager Alan Curbishley has signed a three-and-a-half-year extension to his contract. quashing sppeculation that he has been lined up to become the new Tottenham manager.

“I have always said I was happy at Charlton throughout all the speculation and stories that have been written about me,” Curbishley told the club’s website.

“I would not have signed this new contract if I didn’t feel totally content,” he added.

“The club has continued to move forward, both on and off the field, and I firmly believe we have still not fulfilled our potential.”

Addicks chairman Richard Murray added: “After a somewhat unsettling period for the club during the transfer window, to receive such a positive endorsement of what we are doing at Charlton from someone who has been instrumental for the past decade is a very welcome boost for all of us.

“Like Alan, I believe we can still keep moving forwards.

“We have not surpassed ourselves this season because I feel this is the level at which we should be able to operate.”

The former West Ham and Aston Villa midfielder is the Premiership’s second-longest serving manager after Sir Alex Ferguson. He joined the club as joint-manager alongside Steve Gritt in 1993 and for the last nine years he has been in sole control at the Vallley.

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