Wigan to announce new manager tomorrow

Wigan Athletic Chairman Dave Whelan has confirmed the club are looking to announce their new manager tomorrow.

The club have been on the look out for a successor to Roberto Martinez who has gone on to become the new boss of Premier League side Everton.

Reports have suggested former Bolton boss Owen Coyle, Steve McClaren and Manchester United first team coach Rene Meulensteen as the front runners for the job, with all to become clear in the near future.

Wigan are planning for life in the Championship next season and Owner Dave Whelan confirmed the club are close to appointing a new manager in an interview with the BBC:

“I expect to announce something tomorrow”

” I still have two more lads to see, and it could be we have to speak to one or two of them again.”

“The total priority is for the manager to get us into the Premier League,” 

“If he can do that then he’s done his job and he’ll be with us for a long time.”

“I don’t like the thought of appointing someone just because they have specialised in the Championship though.”

“That would be short term and I don’t want to bring someone in like that. You need to have them with you for five or six years to be successful.”

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