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Championship: Blackpool assistant manager leaves after not being given a contract by club

Blackpool's poor start to the season has been dealt another blow after assistant manager Bart De Roover has walked away from the club, claiming he never had a contract in the first place.

The 47-year-old moved to Bloomfield Road in the summer as new manager Jose Riga's assistant, despite the club never announcing his arrival in an official capacity.

In an interview with BBC Radio Lancashire, he was asked if he had been paid whilst at the club- "No. I didn't have a contract so I left," was his reply.

He went on to say that he stayed 'out of respect' for the fans, as well as the players and manager Jose Riga.

Riga himself has been at odds with the club for most of his time there since coming in over the summer. He and Tangerines chairman Karl Oyston have been in a very public row over the club's transfer policy, with the club only having eight senior players just two weeks before the start of the season.

They have since signed a flurry of players in quick succession, but have yet to pick up a single point, with five losses in the Championship as well as a League Cup defeat to League Two side Shrewsbury.

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