Riga’s Blackpool journey to end?
Days after Chris Powell got himself back in the game, José Riga looks set to leave Blackpool by the end of this weekend as his peppery relationship with chairman Karl Oyston looks to have irretrievably broken down.
Riga has overseen just 6 games, all lost, but despite this is popular with fans. Matters came to a head with Oyston after he refused to sanction any of Riga’s proposed transfer deadline signings.
Bart de Roover, who Riga brought to Blackpool as his assistant walked out on the club earlier this week alleging that he had never been paid and Oyston refused to even recognise his work.
The race for this season’s Championship basket case is well and truly on with Neil Redfearn now installed as favourite to succeed stooge David Hockaday at Leeds. Redfearn is currently one of four ex-Addicks players managing in the four divisions. Who are the others?
I’ll give you one. Chris Powell. How strange is it to look at him in that Huddersfield garb? It’s like watching another man with your wife!
Congratulations to Igor Vetokele on his Championship’s player of the month award. Vetokele is out in Africa with Angola, who lost earlier today 1-0 to Gabon denting their qualification possibilities. It is possible that Frederic Bulot may have lined up for Gabon.
Angola are at home to Burkina Faso on Wednesday. Travel safe Igor.