Brits Abroad

Riga revolution ended in ridicule

October 30, 2010
By Mark Lomas
As Gary Johnson departed the Wembley pitch in May 2008 after watching his Bristol City side agonisingly miss out on reaching the Premier League, he would have been forgiven for remembering how far he had come from a night in Riga seven years previous when an eventful spell as manager of the Latvia national team came to an embarrassing end.

If taking the Robins to the brink of top-flight football represented the pinnacle of his managerial career, the 1-1 draw with international ...

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