Riga's future is unclear
Jose Riga’s future at Blackpool looked uncertain a week ago when it was revealed that Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston had spoken with managers like Gary Rowett over the possibility of taking over. The Championship strugglers are just one place above the bottom of the table, but Riga has always sounded confident of getting the club out of trouble. The latest revelations, though, has put huge pressure Blackpool to come out and back their manager in public. Oyston revealed a few days ago that he held productive talks with the manager, but Riga has had just after the 1-0 defeat against Watford that the chairman has to back his talk with action.
It is understood that the manager is expecting Oyston to significantly improve the team during the January transfer window. Riga has a number of targets lined up, but it remains to be seen if the poor performances without any let off will affect the manager’s position going forward. Blackpool are yet to taste win after seven matches in the season. They are in danger of being cut off from the rest of the pack, as they already need to make up four points in order to get out of the relegation zone. A vastly inferior goal difference also only worsens the position of the club.
"Yes, but communication is one thing, acting is another. From the first day I have said I don't want to speak too much but I look for solutions and I know what I do. I know what I want to do. The more we wait, the more difficult it becomes. I don't want to predict because I don't know what can be done. Speaking about this is not a lot of fun," said the Blackpool manager after the Watford defeat. He said that the club needs three or more players in January.