José Riga was most recently Head Coach of Charlton Athletic.

Riga returned to The Valley having successfully steered the club away from relegation danger at the end of the 2013/14 season.

He oversaw 16 Championship matches during his first stint in SE7, winning seven, draw three and accumulating 24 points to lift the Addicks from the bottom of the Championship to 18th position.

Only Leicester City, who went on to win the title, recorded more Championships points in the remainder of 2013/14, following Riga’s appointment in March.

Riga guided Belgian club Standard Liege to the last 16 of the Europa League in the 2011/12 season and, earlier in his career, he won the Belgian second division with R.A.E.C. Mons for the first time in the club’s history in his first year in charge.

He also spent time as technical director of Cercle Sportif Vise in Belgium and worked at the Aspire Academy in Qatar.

After leaving Charlton in the summer of 2014, Riga had a short spell at Blackpool before re-joining Liege for the end of the 2014/15 season.

He was appointed as Head Coach of Ligue 2 club Metz in June 2015 but left his December with them position in sixth place.

Source: Charlton Athletic FC

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