Whelan Says Good Bye to JJB
Latics chairman Dave Whelan has sold his family's entire stocks in the JJB Sports business he founded and gained £190m for his troubles.
Whelan, who started the business by buying a Wigan sport shop, J.J.Broughton, for £1 million back in the 1970`s, sold his 29% stake to a joint venture formed by Icelandic financial group Exista and Chris Ronnie.
Big Dave said: 'Retiring from the board and selling my stake in the business I founded has not been an easy decision.
This could mean that the Latics maybe looking to negotiate new sponsorship deals, with JJB being the current shirt and stadium sponsors.
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