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Championship: Charlton repappoint Jose Riga as manager

Championship side Charlton Athletic have reappointed Jose Riga as their manager to try and save them from relegation for a second time.

The Belgian first joined the club at the end of the 2013-14 campaign, keeping the club in the Championship with seven wins in his sixteen games.

He left the club at the end of that season and had a brief stint at Blackpool, as well as Standard Liege and Metz in his native Belgium.

Riga replaces compatriot Karel Fraeye, who was sacked as interim head coach on Wednesday having won only two of his fourteen matches during his time at the Valley.

Speaking of the decision Charlton owner Roland Duchâtelet said on the club's official website: “This has been a disappointing season for everyone connected with Charlton and the board take responsibility for that. 

"Some things, like an unprecedented number of injuries, we could not have foreseen. But we have also made errors in recruitment, mistakes we have immediately tried to address in January. "

“It was also crucial we dealt with the position of the Head Coach. José did an excellent job in his short period with Charlton two seasons ago. He was very popular with supporters and I believe that he will get us back on track. There are 20 matches of the season still to play and it’s vital that we battle for every point.” 

Charlton are currently 23rd in the Championship table, three points from safety, and are on a run of 10 games without a win in all competitions.

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