Portsmouth head coach Paul Cook is set to leave the club and become Wigan Athletic’s new manager according to a report from Wigan Today.
There were reports in the last few days that Wigan were interested in Cook as their replacement for Warren Joyce, who was sacked this season before the Latics were relegated from the Sky Bet Championship with Graham Barrow being in control until the end of May, and it seems like those reports have now been confirmed as the appointment should be confirmed in the coming days.
Cook is coming off the back of a great season with Portsmouth where he finally got them promoted from Sky Bet League Two, becoming champions of the division in the process as well. But even though this seemed like an amazing moment for Portsmouth as they looked like their rise up the leagues was going to start again they are set to lose their manager to a team they will be facing off with next season.
Portsmouth did do their best to try and keep Cook at Fratton Park. When the approach from Wigan came in they made an improved contract offer to the former Chesterfield man to try and persuade him to stay. But even though the offer was better than what Cook is currently on, it did not match what Wigan were offering. And so the south coast club decided to just agree compensation with the Latics and will now see him on his way as they start their own plans to find a new manager.