Johnnie Jackson is hoping Charlton's win at Sunderland will strengthen his case to be appointed permanent boss of the Addicks.
The coach and former Charlton skipper was put in caretaker-charge of the side following the sacking of Nigel Adkins on Thursday, and he led the side to a 1-0 victory on Wearside - a result that ended Sunderland's perfect home record, and that boosted the London club's chances of avoiding relegation, although they remain in the drop zone.
"I've made no secret of it," said Jackson. "My ambition is to manage, and to manage this football club. I'm lucky enough to have been a player and to have captained the team, I'm a coach now with managerial ambitions.
It's always been a dream of mine to lead the team out.
"I'm really pleased [with the win]. To come away with three points is brilliant. This is a tough place to come, Sunderland are a good side in good form, and with a great home record, so to come away with a positive result would have been good but to get all three points is a great day for us."
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Jackson had only one day to work with the players and introduce his own ideas, but he changed formation and also made five personnel changes to the side that started the midweek defeat against Accrington Stanley that proved to be Adkins' final game in charge.
And it paid off as Jayden Stockley scored the only goal midway through the second half.
Jackson said: "I can't speak highly enough of the players. They were magnificent.
"It's been a bit of a mad week with Nigel leaving on Thursday, so we only really had a day to work on what i asked of them and to implement some new ideas, but they took it on board really quickly and they gave me exactly what I wanted from them.
"To do that in a day, and then come here and get a result, I couldn't ask any more of them.
"We changed the formation - we haven't been playing that way, but putting two forwards on the pitch definitely helped us and made it more difficult for Sunderland, because they are a team who like to build from the back.
"I just tried to give them some really simple but clear messages about how I wanted us to go and press, what I wanted us to look like out of possession, and a few ideas on what I wanted them to do when the ball turned over and we could break on them.
"It's worked out well, but I need more time to nail down how I see my team looking."
Sunderland had won all six of their home games before Charlton came to town, but Jackson felt his side deserved to win and could have done so by a greater margin.
He said: "I thought it was a really good game of football. Two good teams going at it, both teams going for the win.
"I was keen to impress on my players that we weren't coming here just to sit in and try to nick a draw, I honestly felt that we could come here and get a result.
"I would have liked to have been further out of sight. I know Sunderland hit the bar, but I think we had the better chances in the game.
"We created a lot of openings and opportunities, but maybe didn't test their goalkeeper enough."