Wigan Athletic part company with manager Gary Caldwell.
- Wigan Athletic club statement confirms Gary Caldwell departure.
- Caldwell leaves Latics 23rd in the Sky Bet Championship.
- Chairman David Sharpe: “It’s undoubtedly the toughest decision I’ve had to make since becoming Chairman."
The club reluctantly wish to announce that we have parted company with manager Gary Caldwell, with immediate effect.
With the club in 23rd place in the Sky Bet Championship, after recording just two wins in 14 games this season, the decision was made today to make a change.
Chairman David Sharpe said: “It’s undoubtedly the toughest decision I’ve had to make since becoming Chairman.
“We deservedly won the League One title last season. However, we have not managed to carry on that momentum into this season and, after careful consideration over a period of time, I feel that we need to act now in the best long term interests of the club.
“We thank Gary for all the hard work he has put in and wish him all the best for the future.
“We need to identify a new manager who can have an immediate impact and deliver success in the long term.”
Gary Caldwell was appointed manager in April 2015 after signing as a player for the club in January 2010. He played 111 times for Latics, captaining the side to two survivals in the Barclays Premier League, and was club captain for the FA Cup victory in 2013.