When Warren Joyce was sacked, Graham Barrow was announced interim manager until the end of the season which meant Latics were not getting a manager until the 2017/18 season. Recently the Sun have came out and said Gary Caldwell is favourite for the job but after how the board treated him last time, I don’t think Gary would want to come back and manage us again.
I think Nigel could be a great appointment because he will be cheap enough to fit the budget and if we go down to League One, he knows that league very well, previously managing Sheffield United. Adkins knows the club very well, playing there in his career between 1986–1993 so that could also be a positive of looking at getting him in charge. Nigel has managed Reading and Scunthrope previously as well.
Another Nigel. I think the only way Pearson would join was if we were to stay up in the Championship. Pearson is a very good technical manager who previously managed Derby. Pearson is also the manager to take Leicester up to the Premier League, he was sacked with the club stating that “the working relationship between Nigel and the Board was no longer viable”. I think Nigel has done very well at previous clubs and would do well at the Latics.
I think Slade would be possibly not the best appointment but again, not a bad one. Slade has managed a number of teams in England and knows the game very well. Russell was previously at Coventry City when he was sacked for poor results and that really has been bad for his career because he went in on a mess which probably couldn’t be sorted by any manager. I think Slade would get Wigan back up the the Championship if we were to be relegated. Slade has done quite well at clubs like Leyton Orient and Cardiff City.
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