To go 23 games unbeaten is pretty special
It was Burnley’s day as they beat Charlton 3-0 to claim the Championship title, but it was another bad day for Charlton who head down to League One under protests from their fans while now also looking for a new manager.
Jose Riga, who has been in charge since January, his second spell with the club, handed in his resignation after this game.
“It is not necessarily about going down to League One, and I am not a liar,” Riga said. “I have taken this decision a few days ago. Even before then it was down to what I saw and could feel.
“Everyone can recognise my investment in Charlton the first time I was here and this time. It’s not that I think I’m better than League One. You succeed in a season before the season when you have the right choices, but it’s more than just about players, it’s the club structure.”
There are no such concerns at Turf Moor as Sean Dyche brought another promotion to the Premier League, this time capping it all off with the title.
Drenched again by his players, he said: “I don’t want to over egg it because it’s amazing what the lads have achieved this season.
“In the first half we were off our game and I had to remind them of a couple of things at half time, but in the second half you all saw how well we started and the game was dead then.
“Amazingly we were questioned earlier in the season, by some of our own fans, not many, but to go 23 games unbeaten is pretty special, let me tell you; in any level of football, but particularly in the Championship. Twenty three games. That’s approaching half a season, so there are so many positives from the group.
“The players have been exceptional and what I am particularly proud of is there have been players who had to miss out on that. I’ve had to take good players and good people out of that and their respect has been through the roof.”Follow UpTheClarets:
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