Wigan Athletic - Wigan Athletic - Return of the Bob, Its Official
UK time is: 06:20:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Wigan Athletic - Return of the Bob, Its Official

Roberto Martinez has finally been officially named the manager of Premier League club Wigan Athletic.

Following the hitch of last week we didn`t have to wait too long before the trouble was ironed out and the deal was ratified by Swansea City to allow Roberto to take up the hot seat at the soon to be DW Stadium.

A delighted Latics chairman Dave Whelan told reporters: 'Roberto was always my number-one choice and I am over the moon to bring him back to the club. I have always liked Roberto and have always taken notice of how he is getting on'

'What he has achieved at Swansea, getting them promoted and almost reaching the play-offs is a remarkable achievement and shows to me he has the skills and quality we need to be a success here.

'I am sure everyone in the town of Wigan will be just as excited as me to welcome back Roberto.'

Martinez himself is excited about returning to the club that brought him to the UK back in 1995 and his allegiance is very strong, he told reporters:"The club has always been close to my heart. I am looking forward to getting stuck in and taking on teams in the best league in the world.

"I cannot wait for my first game, it seems like a long time away but there is a lot of work to do before then."

'The club has done incredibly well over the past five years, firstly getting into the Premier League and staying there, last year not only staying there but pushing higher up the table. I want to carry on the good work Steve Bruce did here.'

The move was initially held up due to compensation dispute for Martinez` backroom team of assistant manager Graeme Jones and chief scout Kevin Reeves but that has now been settled, along with Jones and Reeves goalkeeping coach Inaki Bergara and masseur Oscar Brau will be making the move to the north west.

Welcome home Bob

You can listen to the Latics Speyk podcasts now by clicking on the player here:

Latics Speyk Car Stickers Have Arrived

Vital Wigan are pleased to announce that the Latics Speyk car stickers have arrived anyone who wants one follow the instructions in this link

Latics and Proud

Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan

To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site

Vital Latics - Bringing you the Latics Speyk car stickers and the podcasts

It's easy to join us at Vital Latics to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved

For the very latest Premier League odds

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

The Journalist

Writer: Barry Worthington Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 15 2009

Time: 10:58PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Get in, now the fun starts
Report Abuse
15/06/2009 23:01:00

About time.
Report Abuse
16/06/2009 00:30:00


Have Your Say

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

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Latics Youngster Moves To Wrexham On Loan (Thursday November 26 2015)

Any Previous? Southend United v Latics (Thursday November 26 2015)

Dan's Big Game Report - Latics 0 Burton 1 (Wednesday November 25 2015)

PWU Latics Podcast - Walking With Elephants (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Stats: Wigan Athletic v Burton Albion (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Team News From The DW - Latics v Burton (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 86
2. hindleymonwafc 71
3. Thorpyness 60
4. 1henski 56
5. nottinghamlatic 56
6. Whittleblue 50
7. Yon Mon 50
8. Moonay 40
9. Lazysid 30
10. loudmouthblue 29

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Gillingham 19 11 4 4 14 37
3. Burton 18 11 2 5 3 35
4. Walsall 18 9 6 3 13 33
5. Wigan 19 9 6 4 10 33
6. Bradford 19 8 7 4 3 31
7. Peterborough 19 9 3 7 11 30
8. Southend 19 8 6 5 3 30

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Liverpool And Man Utd Battle It Out For Rico
» Walsall : 27/11/2015 06:14:01
DRFC Coventry City v Doncaster Rovers - Team News
» Doncaster : 26/11/2015 20:59:01
DRFC Wellens joins Latics on loan
» Doncaster : 26/11/2015 20:44:01
Thomas Gets Recalled so Blackpool Move In For West
» Blackpool : 26/11/2015 17:42:01
Sports Hall Named After Joel Richards
» Walsall : 26/11/2015 17:29:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man Of The Match v Burton
Suggested By:  Benny Hill
Jussi Jääskeläinen 0%
Donervon Daniels 10%
Craig Morgan 20%
Chris McCann 10%
Tim Chow 10%
Reece James 40%
David Perkins 10%
Max Power 0%
Michael Jacobs 0%
Yanic Wildschut 0%
Alex Revell 0%