Tahnoon Nimer (left) and Matt Southall pictured together at Charlton’s match against Barnsley in February

Charlton majority shareholder Tahnoon Nimer claims he will continue as director, despite the club saying he had resigned with immediate effect.

But the Syrian businessman says he will suspend his financial backing until chairman Matt Southall is replaced.

Nimer’s position had reportedly become “untenable” after he and Southall made claims about each other’s conduct.

Nimer is part of a consortium that took over the Addicks from controversial owner Roland Duchatelet in January.

The English Football League said developments at The Valley were “concerning” and the media comments “unhelpful”.

It also confirmed the Championship club were under a transfer embargo as the new owners had not provided evidence they could fund them until June 2021 as part of the EFL’s Owners’ and Directors’ Test.

The boardroom dispute spilled out to social media on Monday with Abu Dhabi-based Nimer posting a series of claims on his Instagram account about why he was withdrawing his investment in Charlton.

Nimer later deleted the posts while Southall issued a lengthy club statement