Blackpool sack Jose Riga

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Blackpool have sacked manager Jose Riga.

Riga held talks with chairman Karl Oyston this morning where it was agreed it was time to end the manager’s four-and-a-half month spell in charge at Bloomfield Road.

The Belgian’s time at the club has been blighted by constant rows with his chairman and their relationship reached a point of no return over the weekend.

Riga lost eleven of his 16 games in charge after starting the season with just 13 players on the opening day.

Blackpool FC released a statement to confirm the news, which read:

“Blackpool Football Club can confirm that Head Coach José Riga has had his contract terminated with immediate effect.

The Belgian, 57, departs Bloomfield Road having won just one of his 15 games in charge of The Seasiders. The club currently sits bottom of The Championship table on six points from a possible 42 available.”

Assistant manager Noel Blake will take training tomorrow as Pool begin the search for a new manager.