Charlton: Jose Riga uncertain on future

By Rob Virtue on April 29, 2014 10:28 PM |


Charlton head coach Jose Riga guided the Addicks to safety with victory over Watford on Tuesday but afterwards said he was still unsure if he would be at The Valley next season.

The Belgian joined the club in March as a replacement for Chris Powell and has won over the home fans with a series of important wins.

However, his contract was only until the end of the current campaign and when questioned on if his future would be at Charlton he said it was undecided.

"I just want to enjoy the present," he said. "In the future I have to discuss it. We don't have any appointment yet.

"If you ask me if I enjoy the competition here, if I enjoy the players, the staff, the fans, the media then yes I feel good.

"In the past when I have been in charge of a club I've stayed longer than one year but it depends on the situation. For me I was never thinking about the future because then you miss the present.

"I've done my job and it's enough to be happy and then we will think about the future."

Riga praised Callum Harriott after the game. The winger fired home two goals in the 3-1 win.

The manager said the 20-year-old has a bright future.

He said: "Callum has a lot of qualities; he's fast, he has pace, he learns, he works hard but sometimes he just needs to control emotion. But he has learnt a lot in the last two months because when you play a game every three days for a young player you can learn more.

"Sometimes he makes wrong choices but he wants to learn. Today he deserves it and I'm happy for him."