Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Latics Boss - The Candidates - Coyle And McClaren

Latics Boss - The Candidates - Coyle And McClaren



Dave Whelan is back in Gods land following his trip south these past few days, now his focus will be firmly on the candidates list for the vacant managers post at the Latics, with speculation mounting as to whom will be moving into the hot seat at the DW Stadium, I thought it might be a good time to once again refresh ourselves with some of those in line and their chances of becoming our next boss

Over the next couple of days we'll take a look at some of the front runners, Rene Meulensteen , Gus Poyet and Karl Robinson have already been under the spotlight, now it's the turn of Steve McClaren and Owen Coyle:

Steve McClaren

The 52 year old is an Ex-England manager, though we shouldn't hold that against him, who had a less than illustrious playing career, but made his mark on the coaching side of the game, working initially with Denis Smith at both Oxford United and Derby County before moving to Manchester United to be assistant to Alex Ferguson.

McClaren actually won promotion from what is now the Championship to the Premier League, as assistant manager to Smith with Derby County in the 1995/96 season

In more recent times, following a very successful stint with Middlesbrough and a less than successful one with England, McClaren has managed FC Twente to the Dutch title, had a spell in the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg which didn't work out, McClaren was sacked after 10 months in charge, he also lasted just 10 weeks at Nottingham Forest at the start of last season before leaving, claiming that the board weren't backing him

A highly respected coach and he is thought to be on the short list, whether he would be successful at the Latics is something that would be considered a gamble following both the Forest and Wolfsburg stints, which is what the appointment of any new manager will be, but he does have good credentials

Not my first choice but I wouldn't be too disappointed if he did get the job

Owen Coyle

As a player Coyle had more clubs than Tiger Woods, the majority of which were in Scotland, with our local neighbours Bolton Wanderers being the exception, but it was in management that the 46 year old made his mark

After successful stints with both Falkirk and St Johnstone north of the border, Coyle was tempted south by Championship club Burnley where he excelled in fairness. Promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs and a League Cup semi-final where they were desperately unlucky not to have defeated Spurs

Next for Coyle was Bolton, taking over from Gary Megson in January 2010 with the club in danger of relegation, he met his objective keeping the Wanderers Premier League status was achieved with relative comfort.

In 2011/12 Bolton were relegated on the final day of the season, a majority of Wanderers fans blamed Coyle for his 'lack of tactical nous' and 'ability to change' when games weren't going well, though in fairness Bolton did have a crippling injury list that season

Coyle was sacked by Bolton in October 2012 after the club had made an average start to the new season winning three and losing three of their opening six games

Not my choice but I know people who rate him highly, we'll see

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Sunday June 9 2013
Time: 12:30PM

Comments

0
Not sure but Coyle not for me, McClaren a risk but I'd take him
worbo
09/06/2013 12:34:00
0
I doubt Coyle would be popular with our fans because he's an ex Bolton manager. McClaren isn't my first choice but I wouldn't be too disappointed if he got the job.
ere_Wigin
10/06/2013 09:07:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Latics Promotion Built Upon Defensive Rocks

Promotion is built upon partnerships some say, whilst strike partnerships are obviously very important in successful teams, goals after all do win games, defensive partnerships

Just 3 Points For Wigan Athletic To Play For (01/05/16)

The Latics have only 3 points left to play for in this year's battle for League One promotion.

Gary Caldwell's Blackpool Reflections

A very proud Gary Caldwell spoke to the media after the game, let's take a look at what he had to say:

Dan's Big Game Report - Blackpool 0 Latics 4


As you read this message in the year 2036, much of Blackpool vs. Wigan '16 has passed into the annals of Latics lore. Scarcely has a single game of kickball received quite as much build-up - from the minute this fixture was announced to the moment match ref Stuart Attwell finally tootled on his tin whistle, talk of Bloomfield Road on 30 April was incessant.

And I expect it's been much the same since, with (admittedly failed) film scripts written and (admittedly shoddy) statues

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Barry Worthington
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond (JWAW)
no email
Profile
Adam Convery
no email
Profile
Frank Ford
no email
Profile
Noel Wards Leg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man Of The Match v Blackpool
Suggested By: David Sharpe
Jussi Jääskeläinen4%
Donervon Daniels0%
Craig Morgan1%
Stephen Warnock0%
Reece Wabara0%
Sam Morsy1%
David Perkins0%
Max Power0%
Chris McCann84%
Michael Jacobs0%
Will Grigg0%
Yanic Wildschut10%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Wigan 45 24 15 6 87 40
2 Burton 45 25 9 11 84 20
3 Millwall 45 23 9 13 78 23
4 Walsall 44 22 12 10 78 15
5 Bradford 45 22 11 12 77 13
6 Barnsley 45 21 8 16 71 13
7 Scunthorpe 45 20 11 14 71 11
8 Gillingham 45 19 12 14 69 16
9 Coventry 45 18 12 15 66 16
10 Sheff Utd 45 18 12 15 66 7
11 Rochdale 45 18 12 15 66 6
12 Port Vale 45 18 11 16 65 3
13 Peterborough 45 18 6 21 60 5
14 Southend 45 16 11 18 59 -5
15 Bury 45 15 12 18 57 -18
16 Swindon 45 15 11 19 56 -10
17 Oldham 45 12 18 15 54 -12
18 Chesterfield 45 15 8 22 53 -10
19 Shrewsbury 45 13 11 21 50 -18
20 Fleetwood 44 11 15 18 48 -4
21 Blackpool 45 12 10 23 46 -19
22 Doncaster 45 11 12 22 45 -16
R Colchester 45 9 13 23 40 -41
R Crewe 45 7 13 25 34 -35
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

May 8 2016 12:30PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Moonay24
2.BrickLatic19
3.Ihaventaclue17
4.Thorpyness14
5.Oscarbon6
6.loudmouthblue5
7.Whittleblue5
8.C_Latic4
9.scotdave4
10.Stan_disher4