Wigan Athletic are aiming to reunite head coach Paul Cook and Preston North End’s Eoin Doyle as they look to sign him according to a report from the Lancashire Evening Post.

Doyle and Cook have worked together on plenty of occasions and they may now be set to reunite in Preston. They first worked together in the Republic of Ireland when they were both at Sligo Rovers and they would eventually reunite when Cook became the manager of Chesterfield. And after a few years away from each other they would link up again in the second half of last season at Portsmouth where they were able to become the champions of Sky Bet League Two.

Portsmouth did seem like they were leading the line to sign Doyle this summer after that successful stint but Cook moving from the South Coast to Wigan has changed all of that. Now with the former Accrington Stanley boss now being at the DW Stadium, he is looking to add to his squad so the Latics can have a swift return to the Sky Bet Championship following relegation last season. And with Cook and Doyle having a lot of respect for each other, it seems like they are set to link up once again.

The Latics signed their first player of the season today with Cheyenne Dunkley coming in from Oxford United. And with a new manager now in place, he probably won’t be the only player who will be signing on the dotted line for Wigan this summer.


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