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Riga Looks To Assemble Staff

12 June 2014

Manager on Coach and Player Recrutiment

New Blackpool manager José Riga has set about putting his coaching staff in place ahead of a summer recruitment drive.

The 56-year-old Belgian, who was officially unveiled yesterday, is keen to have the right people around him when it comes to making important decisions.

"I want to build a team that is able to manage the squad, a team around me. I know what I need to do in the next days and I know how to," he said.

"We have to work on the two aspects - the players and the staff. When you decide who will be part of your staff, you can work also on the players. We will have more people involved."

With just six players currently on contract for the new season, Riga will utilise his contacts to assemble the right group of players to take the club forward. 

"We will find a way because I will not do it alone," he admitted. "With my different connections I'm sure we will be able to find the players, and with the support of the chairman as well then I'm sure we will be able to do the job."

A number of out of contract players also await news on their futures, with the manager to assess every piece of information available to him.   

"I will have more than a look at all the information I can keep to make my decision. It's about DVDs, it's about games and it's about information coming from all the people," he added.

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