Championship strugglers Wigan have parted company with manager Gary Caldwell after a poor start to season.
Wigan, who were promoted last season, currently sit in a lowly 23rd place in the lower tier.
It’s undoubtedly the toughest decision I’ve had to make since becoming Chairman.
We deservedly won the League One title last season. However, we have not managed to carry on that momentum into this season and, after careful consideration over a period of time, I feel that we need to act now in the best long term interests of the club.
We thank Gary for all the hard work he has put in and wish him all the best for the future.
We need to identify a new manager who can have an immediate impact and deliver success in the long term.
Wigan have signed Bournemouth midfielder Shaun MacDonald for an undisclosed fee.
The 28-year-old, a Wales international, underwent a medical on Friday afternoon before signing a two-year contract with the Championship club.
Latics boss Gary Caldwell told the club's official website: "He is a quality addition to the squad. A terrific pro who understands the way we want to play, a skilful midfielder capable of fitting into our system.
"He is a great person too, with a great attitude who has gone through a similar experience at Bournemouth to where we are now, a team coming up from League One to the Championship and playing a certain brand of football."
Wigan Athletic have signed Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan on loan for the season.
Bogdan joined Liverpool last summer and made two Barclays Premier League appearances for The Reds, plus four appearances in the League cup and FA Cup.
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Wigan have completed the signings of Ryan Colclough and Sam Morsy from League One rivals Crewe and Chesterfield, respectively.
Winger Colclough has penned a three-and-a-half year deal at the DW Stadium, while midfielder Morsy has signed a contract until the summer of 2018.
They are players we have been keeping a close eye on so to be able to get both over the line now is a major boost for us.
We saw their talent first hand in matches this season and they both were both stand out players in matches against Chesterfield and Crewe respectively.
They are exactly the type of players we want at Wigan Athletic, young and hungry, but with plenty of experience at this level at the same time as having the ability to progress and play in a higher division. Hopefully of course, that will be with us.
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