Steve McClaren Set To Be Named New Wigan Athletic Boss

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The former England boss has reportedly nailed his interview with Wigan chairman Dave Whelan.

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Steve McClaren could be named as Wigan Athletic’s new manager as early as tomorrow following an interview with chairman Dave Whelan, the Daily Mirror reports.

Whelan had narrowed down the list of candidates to McClaren and former Bolton boss Owen Coyle and it is understood that McClaren impressed more at the interview stage.

The former England boss could be named as Wigan’s new manager as early as Friday.

McClaren will take over from Roberto Martinez, who led the Latics to FA Cup success, beating Manchester City 1-0 in the final.

Martinez left at the end of the season to take over at Everton, leaving a new man to try and take recently relegated Wigan back into the Premier League.

McClaren is most famous for failing to steer England to Euro 2008 but he has had some success at club level.

He was a very successful assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United and won the League Cup with Middlesbrough as well as reaching the final of the UEFA Cup.

He also helped FC Twente win their first ever Dutch league title.

However, he recently left FC Twente following a second spell at the club and has had an unsuccessful spell as Nottingham Forest boss.

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