Busy Belgian Bees On The Managerial Merry Go Round !
death and taxes and Belgian managers !
Quelle surprise mes amis ! My little grey cells had been working hard to fathom who the next Charlton Manager could be in the event that the Interim One ever failed to clear a bar set so low that even the best limbo dancer in Brussels couldn't get under it.
Then I get a call from Captain Hastings who tells me that Jose is likely to be next up. Sacre Bleu ! He's only just left Chelsea ! He must have patched up his differences with the lady doctor and be on his way over with her riding in the sidecar !
Au Contraire ! Oh la la ! It appears that it is Jose Riga.........bien sur, he is Belgian and hasn't had the job for a while.
No doubt Bob Peeters is online tonight searching for a pied a terre for the start of the 2016-17 season.
Ok leaving aside what Poirot would make of what isn't the greatest mystery he's ever had to tackle it can be of little surprise to anyone that Riga would be next up although it did appear that Karel wasn't ever going to be removed. Indeed there's no guarantee that he won't stay on if Jose returns.
If we're not going to get an experienced British Championship manager then Riga is the best we could have hoped for, I've nothing against him and he did a superb job before. I fear that this time he faces an even bigger task. If pulls this off then it really will be something.
He'll face less of a task in winning over the fans but the atmosphere is more poisonous than last time and that's saying something. Following Saturday's debacle he'll be able to focus on the league at least. Unlike last time he will be able to spend some time on the training ground.
It speaks volumes about recent events in S.E.7 that this news does little to shock us and indeed was pretty much expected. No one would have believed you if you'd predicted all this but there you go that's what it has come to. Where this will end is anyone's guess !
C'est la vie !