Charlton Athletic have reappointed Jose Riga as their new Head Coach an an 18-month contract.
The Belgian will take charge of the Addicks for a second time after having a two-month spell as boss at the end of the 2013/14 season.
That time he guided the South East London outfit to safety, and he has been tasked with doing the same again as this time the club are three points from safety after going nine Championship games without a win.
Riga was expected to replace interim boss Karel Fraeye, who had won just two of 14 matches, following Tuesday’s defeat to Huddersfield, but reports then emerged that Ujpest’s Nebojsa Vignjevic was set to be appointed.
However, after a furious reaction from fans, and a rethink from under-fire owner Roland Duchatelet, Riga, who also had a spell in charge of Blackpool last season, is back at the Valley.
Duchatelet told the club’s official website: “José did an excellent job in his short period with Charlton two seasons ago. He was very popular with supporters and I believe that he will get us back on track. There are 20 matches of the season still to play and it’s vital that we battle for every point.”