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John Benson To Step Down At Wigan Athletic

According to the Mirror Wigan Athletic General Manager John Benson is set to leave the club after losing a so called `power struggle` with team manager Roberto Martinez over new signings.

Benson has a long association with the Latics firstly being John Deehans assistant manager before taking the reins himself and guiding the club to within a whisker of promotion losing to Gillingham in the 1999/2000 play-off final at Wembley.

He left briefly for a stint at Birmingham City as their General Manager but returned to the Latics to work alongside Paul Jewell who he apparently didn`t see eye to eye with.

Benson has worked well during his time at Wigan bringing some class players to the club and he can certainly spot a player, he is credited with the signings of Graeme Jones, Andy Liddell, Arry DeZeuuw and Mario Melchiot amongst others

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Writer: Barry Worthington Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday May 24 2010

Time: 1:20PM

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Good old John. I met and spoke with him in a nice cosy steam room a few times at Wrightington country club. Nice man, down to earth, good scout and a gent.
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24/05/2010 15:13:00

two main board members have left now, maybe Whelan will leave next. who knows???
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24/05/2010 15:17:00

power struggle... sounds bad.
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24/05/2010 16:16:00


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