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Blackpool set to appoint Riga

Jose Riga is expected to be named as the new Blackpool manager following talks with the club.

Last Updated: 03/06/14 at 18:49 Post Comment

Jose Riga: Belgian set for Blackpool job

Jose Riga: Belgian set for Blackpool job

The 56-year-old Belgian left Charlton when his contract expired at the end of the season.

He had only been in charge at The Valley since March but managed to save the club from relegation from the Championship with three wins in their final four games.

Blackpool have been without a manager since Barry Ferguson left his role as caretaker-boss, which he took on following Paul Ince’s departure in January, at the end of the season.

Seasiders chairman Karl Oyston has been speaking to a number of candidates for the job but he now appears to have decided on Riga.

Sky Sports understands that talks began over the weekend and that Blackpool are confident a deal will soon be announced.

Billy Davies and Brian McDermott were also reportedly in the frame, while Brian Flynn, Paul Hart, Ricardo Moniz, Paul Cox and Jackie McNamara have also been linked with the position in recent weeks.

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he uber commercialisation of the 90s has led to the point where this overly familar, try hard, jolly hockey sticks type fronts up a major football match on a weekly basis. Unlike the great presenters of yesteryear, I doubt he would even recognise the scent of Brut.

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opefully Jose turns up to the game wearing a T-Shirt with Costa's face on, that's the classy thing to do in these situations right?

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onfirmed. Nick Miller is a douche bag. Lazy, incoherent rant is what this article should be titled. And for the editor to have the temerity to pass this as acceptable writing is shocking. Ah well, anything for clicks right? You got mine. Well done. Your mother must be proud.

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