The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Paddy von Behr

RI­CARDO VAZ TE says he left Charl­ton Ath­letic be­cause of Jose Riga.

The Por­tuguese for­ward joined the Ad­dicks in Novem­ber un­til the end of the sea­son, but man­ager Riga ar­rived last month and Vaz Te was soon gone.

The for­mer Bolton and West Ham man, who fea­tured 12 times dur­ing his spell at the Val­ley, says it didn’t take long to re­alise he was no longer wel­come.

“I left be­cause Riga came in and he didn’t want me there,” said the 29-year-old, who has since joined Turk­ish Su­per Lig side Akhisar Belediye­spor.

“That’s how I felt so I moved on. I may not agree with him, but I re­spect his de­ci­sion and I wish the club the very best.

“I don’t know if he mis­un­der­stood me, but all I know is that, when the man walked through the door, he looked at me and I didn’t see any­thing good out of it.

“I didn’t see a per­son who wanted to know me, see me, or un­der­stand me. He just com­pletely crossed me over.”

EXIT: Ri­cardo Vaz Te

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