UK time is: 11:39:00
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Whelan,'Bruce free talk to Sunderland.'

Bruce has been strongly linked with the vacancy and although he has been given permission to speak to them, Mr Whelan informed BBC sport that,'there had been no further developments'.

Whilst some media outlets are reporting that Sunderland are distancing themselves from appointing Bruce, Ian Dennis BBC Radio 5 Live's senior sports reporter is reported as saying he believes that the deal will go ahead in the near future, with the end of the week being mentioned as an 'increasing possibility.'

If Bruce does go, then Mr Whelan will move quickly to replace the popular Geordie with ex Latics favourite Roberto Martinez, now manager at Swansea City the fans favourite.

Swansea insist however that they have had no communication from Wigan Athletic.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Premier League odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: baskerville Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 28 2009

Time: 4:56PM

Your Comments

Its really sad to see how unfaithful managers can be ..theyre supposed to set the standards to the younger players yet they are worse than anyone ..Bruce go the hell wherever u want im sure wigan will find a much better coach
mmjnr
Report Abuse
28/05/2009 17:44:00

Got to agree no loyalty, I just wish the club would would keep us fans in the loop a bit
ZAKKY
Report Abuse
28/05/2009 18:25:00

What an odd choice by Bruce... It would be far better for his reputation to continue his work at Wigan.
The_Legend_Of_Zola
Report Abuse
28/05/2009 18:50:00

I hope he stays at wigan. Losing your manager is often much worse than losing your best players (as we found out!) and you often don't get anything like the compensation. To you, bruce must be worth more than valencia, yet who is going to command the bigger fee?
pompeycarpet
Report Abuse
28/05/2009 20:55:00

i agree with mmjnr bruce can go to hell he does it at every club he goes to as soon as things start to settle down he goes but if we get martinez i will be thrilled bruce has gone he is a much better, younger manager and to you pompeycarpet i consider valencia as better and more important than bruce as they say its all about what happens on the pitch try sticking steve bruce on the right wing and see what happens ;)
lathamwafc
Report Abuse
28/05/2009 21:44:00

I think that it would be better for his career if he stayed, but who can blame him for going to a club that might not be selling the best players every time the transfer window opens?
thayil
Report Abuse
28/05/2009 22:13:00

I wouldn't be so sure about getting Bob Martinez here - and let's face it, if he did, he'd be doing exactly the same to Swansea as Bruce would be doing to us - so let's not get all up the arse about it. I'm not so sure Bruce will go anyway.
lythamlatic
Report Abuse
29/05/2009 07:52:00

whats happening at wigan your best manager, and best players are doing the offski.....id be worried about next season if i hailed from them there parts!
lillywhites101
Report Abuse
29/05/2009 09:57:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

What The Bosses Said - Leeds 0 Latics 2 (Saturday December 27 2014)

Boxing Day Win - Leeds 0 Latics 2 (Saturday December 27 2014)

Stats: Leeds United v Wigan Athletic (Friday December 26 2014)

The Team Sheets - Leeds v Latics (Friday December 26 2014)

Leeds v Latics - Boxing Day Preview (Friday December 26 2014)

Early Team News - Leeds v Latics (Thursday December 25 2014)

What The Boss Says - Leeds v Latics (Thursday December 25 2014)

The 12th Man - What A Year! (Thursday December 25 2014)

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. scotdave 160
2. russialatic 130
3. worbo 129
4. Pauvre Jean 122
5. Whittleblue 94
6. Bert Hughes 84
7. Thorpyness 76
8. Lazysid 70
9. Oscarbon 65
10. hindleymonwafc 61

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Leeds Utd 0 - 2 Wigan
Wigan 1 - 2 Rotherham
Watford 2 - 1 Wigan
Wigan 0 - 1 Norwich
Sheff Wed 2 - 1 Wigan
Wigan 1 - 1 Middlesbrough

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Huddersfield 24 7 7 10 -11 28
19. Rotherham 24 5 11 8 -9 26
20. Leeds Utd 23 6 6 11 -9 24
21. Millwall 24 5 8 11 -16 23
22. Wigan 23 4 8 11 -6 20
23. Brighton 23 3 11 9 -8 20
24. Blackpool 23 2 7 14 -23 13

Breaking League News

Clarke: I Can Enjoy My Glass Of Red
Norwich : 29/12/2014 11:00:00
Brentford : 29/12/2014 10:59:00
Pearce: Blues Win Charity Donation
Birmingham : 29/12/2014 10:49:00
Wolves get revenge over the Bees
Wolves : 29/12/2014 10:43:00
Any Previous? - Latics v Sheffield Wednesday
Wigan : 29/12/2014 10:41:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Leeds
Suggested By:  Malky Mackay
Scott Carson 5%
James Tavernier 43%
James Perch 0%
Ivan Ramis 12%
Rob Kiernan 2%
Andrew Taylor 0%
Ben Watson 0%
Chris McCann 0%
Don Cowie 10%
James McClean 28%
Marc-Antoine Fortune 0%