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Riga confirms Charlton exit

Former Millwall striker Bob Peeters is favourite to succeed Jose Riga, who has confirmed he is leaving Charlton.

Peeters, who is presently the manager of Belgian club Waasland-Beveren, is one of three candidates to take over at The Valley, following Riga's short spell in charge of the club.

It is understood Charlton hope to make an announcement in the coming days.

Peeters said: "All I know is that I'm in the running for the job. They have great club, great fans and a very progressive academy."

Riga has decided to walk away from his job after failing to agree on the club's future plans with owner Roland Duchatelet.

The 56-year-old took over from Chris Powell in March with the club at the foot of the table but he managed to galvanise the Addicks squad and lead them to safety with a record of eight wins, three draws and six losses.

"I'm going. I just was waiting for an answer and now I'm sure I'm leaving the club," Riga told Sky Sports News.

"It's a decision of the chairman. In my contract it was only about three months, so about a short mission to save Charlton to be able to stay in the Championship.

"There was nothing in the contract saying I have to be manager if we stay in the Championship, so I wasn't expecting it.

"I found a very good environment, I think we get good results so quickly, the way we play too and I think that everybody was happy. I mean the fans, the players, the staff, so I was expecting to stay."