What has brought about Wigan’s decline from battles with European heavyweights to propping up the second tier of English football?
A special edition of the matchday programme will be available and former chairman Dave Whelan, who resigned on Tuesday after 20 years at the helm, is giving a speech which is expected to begin around 2:40pm before Wigan play Leeds United.
The 78-year-old will continue as owner but his grandson, David Sharpe, will oversee the running of the club.
The former BBC director general was talking about challenging discrimination in the media and football – championing schemes like Kick It Out’s ‘Season of Action’.
The embers of controversy that began with the hiring of Malky Mackay, whose racially-insensitive texts landed him in hot water earlier in the season, were stoked into a blaze by apparent racial slurs made by Wigan owner Dave Whelan.
The former Cardiff City manager, appointed Wigan manager on Wednesday, is currently under investigation by the FA after allegedly sending racist, sexist and homophobic texts during his time in Wales.
Rosler, 45, was brought to the north west by owner Dave Whelan from west London club Brentford just under 12 months ago and helped Wigan secure a fifth-place finish last season before the team’s form dipped drastically this term.
Wigan ensured their dream of an instant return to the top flight remained alive last night after securing their place in the playoffs with a 1-0 away win at relegation-threatened Birmingham
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