Wigan Athletic sack Malky Mackay with Latics on verge of relegation

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Malky Mackay’s controversial reign at Championship side Wigan Athletic is now over after a 2-0 defeat to Derby County left them on the verge of being relegated for the second time in three years.

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The 43-year-old was appointed at the DW Stadium by former chairman, Dave Whelan in November, despite facing an FA investigation into offensive text messages he sent during his time at his previous club, Cardiff City.

However, the Scot has picked up just nineteen points from twenty-four games, and leaves the Latics sitting second-bottom in the division – with only already relegated Blackpool below them – and eight points adrift heading into the final five games of the season. Mackay failed to guide his side to a single win on their own ground during his brief tenure.

Whether the former defender manages to secure another job in the English game could well depend on the outcome of the investigation. The Daily Mirror report that the governing body have delayed revealing the verdict of their inquiry as new information has recently come into their possession.

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