Dave Whelan Expects Wigan Athletic To Name New Boss By Next Week

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Wigan to announce a replacement for Roberto Martinez next week.

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Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has said that the club will appoint a new boss by next week according to the Guardian.

It is understood that their are 15 candidates being considered for position of Wigan manager and Whelan is hoping that his new man can guide the club back into the Premier League at the first time of asking.

Former Manchester United assistant coach Mike Phelan is being considered for the post as is Rene Meulensteen, a key member of former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson’s backroom staff.

Former Bolton boss Owen Coyle is also under consideration, as is former England and Nottingham Forest manager Steve McClaren.

When asked about what his new boss would have to concentrate on next season, Whelan said ” He’s got one job and that is to get Wigan Athletic promoted. We have a lot to do before next season when we have a lot of matches to play”.

The new manager will be taking over from Roberto Martinez, who was named as Everton’s new manager last week.

Martinez led Wigan to FA Cup success, beating heavy favourites Manchester City 1-0 in the final, sparking jubilation in Wigan.

However, just a few days later Wigan’s relegation from the Premier League was confirmed with defeat away at Arsenal and Martinez announced that he would be stepping down a few days after the season ended.


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