Monday, 2nd December, 2013

Wigan Athletic have confirmed that Owen Coyle has left his post as club manager “by mutual agreement.”

The Latics are currently in 14th place in the Championship table with 22 points from seven games and have lost their last three matches in all competitions, all of which were at the DW Stadium.


And Coyle, who took charge of Wigan in the summer, decided to step down as the manager after discussions with club chairman Dave Whelan.

The 47-year-old admitted it was a sad decision to make but feels that the Championship outfit have the personnel to gain promotion back to the Premier League.


“It is with great sadness that we have made this decision and I would like to thank all my football staff and the staff at the club, who have been very supportive of me in my time here”, he explained to Wigan’s official site.

“I am confident that with this set of players, the team can keep moving in the right direction.”

Wigan first team coach Graham Barrow and assistant manager Sandy Stewart will be in charge of the club for their away league clash against Leeds United on Wednesday.

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