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Riga to leave Charlton

Jose Riga has decided to walk away from his job with Charlton Athletic.

After failing to agree on the club's future plans with owner Roland Duchatelet, Riga - whose contract was only until the end of the season - is leaving The Valley.

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.

Now Riga has decided to walk away, but the one-time AC Milan academy chief is hoping to get another job in England.

Sky Sports understands that Riga is already on the radar of Championship club Blackpool, after they learned he was leaving Charlton and is keen to remain in England.

Reports in Belgium suggest former Millwall striker Bob Peeters - currently in charge at Waasland-Beveren - is set to take charge at Charlton.

When contacted by Sky Sports, Charlton refused to comment.