The first League One managerial casualty of the season is ex-Peterborough United captain as Steve Evans linked with Scottish Premier League job
Charlton had lost their last four including a 1-0 defeat at Posh. They went down 2-1 at Oxford United on Saturday to slip to 19th despite a heavy summer recruitment campaign.
Holden had only been in charge at Charlton for nine months. He steered them from 18th to 10th last season.
Evans is a passionate Scot – and Celtic fan – and has worked wonders in his latest job at Stevenage, saving them from relegation from the Football League and then winning promotion from League Two last season.
Stevenage are currently fifth in League One after a 0-0 draw with Pompey at the Lamex Stadium. It was a fiery clash with a player from each side sent off.
Pompey will appeal the decision to show their defender Joe Rafferty a red card. If unsuccessful he will be banned from the League One fixture with Posh at Fratton Park on Saturday.
Evans and his coaching crew were accused of making ‘unsavoury’ comments during the weekend match by Pompey boss John Mousinho.