Major doubts over Riga’s Pool future

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There are once again major doubts over the future of Jose Riga as Blackpool manager.

The 57-year-old is yet to return from from a family trip to Belgium and hasn’t spoken to chairman Karl Oyston all week.

It’s understood communication between the pair has totally broken down since Pool failed to add to their squad ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline.

Coach Noel Blake has taken training this week and the squad have now been handed the weekend off due to the international break.

It remains to be seen whether or not Riga will remain as boss for when the squad return to training on Monday.

If Riga was to leave he’d become Blackpool’s shortest serving manager of all time having taken charge of just six games at the club.

He would break Michael Appleton’s record of 12 games in charge in 2012 with Graham Carr’s 16 in 1990 close behind.

Pool have recorded their worst start to a season in the club’s history having lost six out of six games so far in league and cup.

Neither Oyston or Riga were available for comment on the situation this morning.