Riga joins Blackpool’s managerial shortlist

Graham Carr lasted 16 games in charge
Graham Carr lasted 16 games in charge
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Jose Riga has become Blackpool’s second shortest serving manager in history, beating Michael Appleton by just three games.

We look at the top three shortest spells in the hotseat.

1) Michael Appleton - 12 games - (Nov 8 - Jan 11 2013)

Taking over from Ian Holloway was always going to be a tough task and Appleton struggled from day one. Another who didn’t get on with chairman Karl Oyston he managed just two wins in tweleve games.

After frustrations grew at the start of the transfer window, Appleton eventually walked out to join Blackburn after just 56 days in charge.

2) Jose Riga - 15 games (June 11 - Oct 27)

The Belgian took over a club already in turmoil having just six players. After many rows with chairman Karl Oyston he led the club to the worst start in the club’s history with six defeats in six. He was eventually sacked just 15 games into the season with many insisting he wasn’t backed by chairman Karl Oyston.

3) Graham Carr - 16 games - (June 11 - Nov 30 1990)

Carr had a torrid time at Blackpool, where he was never popular with the home fans, especially after letting the previous season’s player of the year Colin Methven sign for Walsall.

He was sacked on 30 November after Blackpool were beaten 4–0 away to Tranmere.