Wigan Athletic are currently in the process of collating a list of potential managers to take over for the 2017/18 campaign. However, one of the alleged targets on their list Karl Robinson has been ruled out after speaking to the London News Online.

The Latics were forced to sack Warren Joyce in early March after just four months in charge due to the likely prospect of an instant relegation back into Sky Bet League One. At the current time, Graham Barrow has adopted a caretaker role and duties while the board and senior management locate a manager to lead them to success next season.

Wigan Athletic currently find themselves in 23rd, six points from safety when taking into account goal difference, with three games to play. Their final games are against Cardiff City, Reading and Leeds United. It is looking ever more likely that the Latics will return to Sky Bet League One next season, which means that the board and senior management will be looking for a manager which can mount an effective and strong promotion push back from League One next season.

One of the names which had been rumoured in recent weeks to possibly be heading to the DW stadium, is Charlton Athletic manager, Karl Robinson. However, the former MK Dons boss spoke to the London News Online and ruled himself out of the running for the job, for the time being.

“I think when you’re from the north and a job comes up half an hour from home then people will speculate almost immediately,” Robinson said.

“It is not something I’ve heard anything about. I’m fully focused on Charlton Athletic and I’m already making plans for next season.

“In football, you can never say never but I am very happy where I am. I want to make sure I get to the summer and get players in the team to make this great club really competitive. That has got my full attention right now.”


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