Karel Fraeye: Charlton Athletic interim manager 'crazy' for job

Karel Fraeye
Fraeye is being assisted by fellow Belgian Wim De Corte on a temporary basis

Charlton interim manager Karel Fraeye has said he would be "crazy" not to accept the job on a permanent basis.

Fraeye oversaw Charlton's 3-0 defeat by Middlesbrough on Saturday - their eighth loss in 10 Championship games - leaving them in the bottom three.

When asked if he wanted the job, 37-year-old Fraeye told BBC Radio London: "I'd be crazy not to want it."

He added: "Interim is interim, it is not up to me. My position is not important, we must do everything to try to get Charlton out of the bottom three and afterwards we will see. The short-term aim is to get out of there as soon as possible."

The Belgian assisted Jose Riga at the end of the 2013-14 campaign, when he helped the Addicks avoid relegation from the Championship.

But he admits they face a tough task turning things around at The Valley this season.

"We have to get the team fit and in good condition," he said. "If it was easy [to restore confidence] we would not be in this situation. I would agree that it will be a difficult job.

"It's obvious that we have to be more confident on the ball. That was very clear in the first half."