Oyston: We’ve got the right man

Blackpool manager Jose Riga
Blackpool manager Jose Riga

Karl Oyston insists it was important he took his time to find the right manager for Blackpool.

Jose Riga took the reins 37 days after Barry Ferguson revealed he would be leaving the club and the search for a permanent manager began, with chairman Oyston setting himself an initial timescale of “seven to 10 days” to make an appointment.

Oyston explained: “In the process we’ve just been through, the length of time it took wasn’t a factor.

“It was all about getting the right person to build the club and take us to where we want to go.

“I’m pleased that we have gone through this whole process in a sensible and considered way.

“I’m really happy with the appointment we’ve made.

“In football it’s very difficult – you can only tell if you’ve made the right appointment further down the road.

“We’ve done more research on this appointment than we’d normally do and that’s why it has taken a little longer.

“We are keen to cut away all the managerial instability around the club and therefore the club instability.

“We now aim to perform better in everything we do, particularly in player recruitment.”