Wigan Athletic are once again looking at Manchester United alumni as they are set to appoint Mike Phelan as their new head coach according to a report from The Sun.
The Latics are on their third manager for the season after they decided to sack Warren Joyce in March 2017 just a few months after coming in as a replacement for Gary Caldwell who was sacked earlier in the season. There was a lot of expectations for Joyce when he came in as he was the manager of Manchester United U23s but in the end he was disappointing to the fans and found himself out of the club almost as soon as he got in.
Currently, Graham Barrow is the caretaker manager of the club and looks set to be in control of the first team until the end of the season. But it doesn’t appear that he is in the frame to get the job on a permanent deal as Wigan are looking for someone else to take the job when the season is over. And one of the men that looks close to getting the job is Mike Phelan, another man who once coached at Manchester United.
Phelan was the long time assistant manager to Sir Alex Ferguson, though he went to Hull City shortly after the legend retired. He started off this season as the caretaker manager of Hull before being handed the job on a permanent deal after an impressive start. However their form soon started to drop and he was sacked in January. But he could be set for another job at Wigan, with his old friend Alex Ferguson said to be heavily lobbying Wigan chairman David Sharpe for him to become their new manager.