Warren Joyce was sacked on the 13th March 2017.
Wigan Chairman David Sharpe said: “It is unfortunate that we have made this decision but with the team in such a perilous position in the league, we need to act now because we cannot afford to fall any further behind.
“Warren was appointed with the future in mind in terms of developing players but preserving our Championship status is the absolute priority and we have a duty to do whatever gives us the best chance of doing that.
The club have stated that Graham Barrow will be taking over as interim manager for the rest of the season, which means Latics will not be signing a new manager until next season.
Barrow told Paul Kendrick:
“I know what gets a Wiganer behind their team. I’ll be hammering into the players what they need to give the fans.
“Game’s not changed much since I played. The place to be to score is the penalty area. You won’t score from halfway.”
This sounds to be, Barrow is right up for it and wants to keep Wigan’s Championship status.
I think Graham Barrow is the man to keep us up. Graham knows the club in and out. Barrow played for Wigan back in 1981 for five years making 179 appearances, he also managed Wigan in 1994 and has been caretaker manager for a few times since 2013.
Barrow also managed Chester (formally Chester City), Rochdale and Bury.
A lot of Wigan fans have reacted to Graham Barrow taking charge until the end of the season.
@LaticsOfficial It's a joke, should of kept joyce, if your leaving barrow in charge!
— ⚽️? (@jackhayden2000) March 13, 2017
@LaticsOfficial I am sure Graham will attack like normal teams do! Good call…
— StuT-orangebox (@StuTorangebox) March 13, 2017
— Dave Higham (@davehigham83) March 13, 2017
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