No progress yet on new manager – Jonathan Jackson.Wigan Athletic Chief Executive Jonathan Jackson has confirmed that, contrary to certain media speculation suggesting the club is in advanced talks with one or more potential replacements for departed manager Uwe Rosler, there have been no approaches to or contact with anyone.
Jonathan Jackson, Chief Executive, said: “This week has been a very difficult one for the club, not only in terms of the run of recent form, but also in terms of the departure of Uwe Rosler.
“The chairman Dave Whelan made it quite clear following yesterday’s announcement that he did not have anyone in mind regarding finding a new manager and that it was simply a case of not being to wait any longer to make the decision regarding Uwe’s future.
“Since that time we have not discussed any individual or drawn up a shortlist, never mind actually contacting any potential candidates or their agents.
“As such, I can categorically deny that any one candidate is ahead of any other as regards being appointed as the next manager of Wigan Athletic.”
Jackson added that the club was not putting a timescale on any potential appointment.
“It is important that we appoint the right candidate for the long term and who fits in with the ethos of our football club. We will take as long as is necessary to ensure this happens.”