Date:Friday June 1 2012
Wigan Athletic have given Premier League rivals Swansea City permission to speak to Graeme Jones about becoming their manager following the departure of Brendan Rodgers to Liverpool
Jones, who joined the Latics from Swansea in 2009, as previously been linked with managerial posts at both Swansea and St. Johnstone, but he turned them down to continue his role as assistant boss at the Latics, whether he sees now as a time to venture out on his own we`ll have to wait and see
Latics chairman Dave Whelan confirmed both the approach from Swansea and the fact that he`d given them permission to speak to Jones when he said: 'I had half a dozen phone calls saying Swansea were wanting permission to talk to Graeme and I said I really don't know because our chief executive (Jonathan Jackson) was in a Premier League meeting. But he rang me at 2.30 and said that was the case and we gave them permission immediately.'
'Roberto doesn't believe in holding people back. It's a free country but if he goes we'll miss him immensely. He's ambitious, has played for us and is a football man through and through.
'He's worked with Roberto for a few years but I think he's up for the challenge and is a very good lad. Roberto would like him to stay - they've been a great partnership for quite a while and the first thing Roberto said was he'd miss him immensely.
'But you can't stop progress and it's unfair to say 'you can't take that job, you're under contract'. It's not fair.'
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Date:Friday June 1 2012
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