Former Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has paid tribute to former boss Dave Whelan following his resignation as chairman of Wigan.
Dave Whelan has resigned as chairman of Wigan Athletic and appointed his 23 year-old grandson, David Sharpe, as his successor.
In a statement Mr Whelan said:
Wigan Athletic have confirmed that Chairman Dave Whelan has resigned his position as Chairman of the football club, with immediate effect.
In a statement on the club's website they announced Mr Whelan’s grandson David Sharpe will take over the role.
Last year Dave Whelan was fined £50,000 by the Football Association and banned from all football activity for six weeks following remarks he made regarding Jewish and Chinese people.
Owen Coyle has held his first press conference as manager of Wigan Athletic.
The former Bolton and Burnley boss says he's thrilled to back in management and has vowed to do everything he can to get Latics back into the Premier League.
Now, how many times have we heard young people say they're bored and have nothing to do ?
Well that's all about to change for teenagers in Wigan.
This weekend has seen the opening of the Youth Zone designed as a safe place to hang out.
Rob Jaskowski has this report:-
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan hopes he can appoint a new manager as early as next week.
He says it will be difficult to replace Roberto Martinez now he's gone to Everton.
Mr Whelan says playing in the championship will be a challenging time following last season's FA Cup win and relegation:-