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Mario Melchiot Says Goodbye Wigan Hello Umm Salal

Wigan Athletic skipper Mario Melchiot has left the club and joined Qatari side Umm Salal teaming up with former Chelsea and Ajax coach Henk ten Cate.

The 33 year old defender has been a fans favourite during his three years at the Latics and since his arrival from French club Rennes he has been a virtual ever present in the side and was installed as club captain during his first season.

Goodbye Mario and thanks for your service over the past three seasons

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Writer: Barry Worthington Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 4 2010

Time: 12:21PM

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He added a touch of class to the back line but I think its the right time for both club and player for him to move on
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04/06/2010 12:24:00

Even though he had a pretty average year, I was still sad to see him go. Best of luck Mario.
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04/06/2010 12:25:00

Good luck in Qatar mario. It's a shame we didn't try and get mamadhou dabo on a free transfer.(just joined sevilla) maybe we can get el muhamadi or maybe boyce and gohouri will be given a chance to earn the rb spot
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04/06/2010 12:39:00

Caldwell player at RB and was good there for Celtic but its Gohuri for me and there is no official word yet but is he definatly gone?
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04/06/2010 13:29:00

It's official. Well sky are reporting it anyway. Bye bye Mario hope everything goes well in Qatar.
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04/06/2010 13:51:00

el muhamadi is more of a winger
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04/06/2010 15:46:00

Best of luck to him.
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04/06/2010 16:45:00

best of luck to mario in the future
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04/06/2010 17:30:00

good luck to Super Mario - loved him at Chels!
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04/06/2010 21:05:00

Bye Bye
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06/06/2010 20:21:00


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