Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Latics Give Swansea Permission To Speak To Jones

Latics Give Swansea Permission To Speak To Jones



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.'




Bookmark and Share



Join The Vital Debate









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



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

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Friday June 1 2012
Time: 8:29AM

Comments

0
Great opportunity for him, dont want him to go but would be very surprised if he didnt
worbo
01/06/2012 08:33:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Who Serves A Suspension This Week - 18/8/17

Here's a list of all the players currently serving, or under a suspension at the beginning of the week that will potentially keep them out of contention...

Premier League Cup Draw - U23s

The draw for the 32 team Premier League Cup took place earlier this afternoon and there are a few significant Midland derby clashes this year.

Transfer Windows To End Early?

The Premier League and the EFL will both be seeking thoughts from member clubs on whether or not to close the summer transfer window before the season kicks off in coming years.

Pure Sloth Nick Powell

Nick Powell the magic man

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Liam Sephton
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Oldham v Wigan
Suggested By: Darren Sheridan
Oldham win24%
Draw4%
Wigan win72%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Whittleblue310
2.truelatic4eva204
3.Kenny Morris193
4.Oscarbon171
5.henski164
6.Get a Grip!135
7.Moonay131
8.MoMoWafc90
9.Martinez198690
10.Ihaventaclue73
Write for Vital Football