Jose Riga admitted he was facing the biggest challenge of his managerial career after watching his Blackpool side go down to fifth defeat
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Former Charlton boss Jose Riga has been given the task of revitalising Championship strugglers Blackpool, signing a one-year deal with the club.
Blackpool winger Tom Ince has rejected a move to Inter Milan and confirmed he intends to play in England next season.
The 22-year-old England Under-21 winger looked set to follow in father Paul's footsteps and play at the San Siro next term, having met club officials last month.
But Ince has confirmed he will not be playing abroad in 2014/15.
"I am flattered to have received such strong interest from several big European clubs," he was quoted as saying on the Daily Mail's website.
"But I believe at this early stage of my career I need to continue my football education in England.
"I still have ambitions to one day play in Europe.
"I am now looking forward to what lies ahead next season."
As Ince is under 23 Blackpool will be due compensation when he makes his next move.
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Blackpool earned a priceless victory in their fight against the drop as they shocked play-off chasing Wigan 2-0 in the Sky Bet Championship.
The Latics could have booked their place in the top six with a victory, but Uwe Rosler's men were below-par across the board and squandered an excellent opportunity to take the lead when Martyn Waghorn saw his penalty saved midway through the first half.
Goals after half-time from Andy Keogh and Stephen Dobbie sealed victory for the visitors, who completed a double over their Lancashire rivals.
Play-off chasing Brighton had to be content with a point as relegation-threatened Blackpool battled to a 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium.
Dale Stephens fired a terrific opener for the Seagulls early in the second half, but Stephen Dobbie levelled impressively only four minutes later.
Blackpool have taken former USA international and wonderkid Freddy Adu on trial, with the attacker playing in a behind-closed-doors friendly for the side on Wednesday.
Tangerines boss Barry Ferguson watched the attacker play 45 minutes in a 6-2 win over the club's youth team and is expected to make a decision on whether to sign him at the end of the week.
Tom Ince is set to hold talks with Swansea over an initial loan move from Blackpool, Press Association Sport understands.
The winger is expected to arrive in south Wales on Monday afternoon after the Seasiders gave the England Under-21 international permission to discuss a switch to the Liberty Stadium.