Riga to meet Blackpool fans

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Jose Riga has promised to tell his side of the story to a group of Blackpool fans this week, following his exit as manager a fortnight ago.

The Belgian has agreed to meet members of the Blackpool Supporters Trust to answer questions and reveal the extent of his difficulties in the Pool job.

BST have been asked to keep the time and place of the meeting under wraps, though it is set to take place within the next 24 hours.

Trust chairman Tim Fielding said: “A lot of Jose’s time at the club was shrouded in secrecy, so it will be interesting to hear his side of the story.

“We’ve heard plenty from Karl Oyston on the matter, so it will be good to get a balance.”

The meeting was arranged following a Twitter message by Riga’s agent. Fielding explained: “We saw a tweet promising Riga would speak to fans, so we got in touch to offer to host it.

“It’s a unique chance for us to hear an ex-manager’s view and we are looking forward to it.”

Look out for a full report on the meeting in your Gazette this week.