UK time is: 01:18:25
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Proud Hutch Leaves Wigan

Former Wigan Athletic manager Chris Hutchings said he was proud of his achievements at the JJB and leaves a club that will always be in his heart

Hutchings put a statement on the clubs official web site saying:

'I am immensely proud of what has been achieved at Wigan Athletic during my time here; two promotions, a cup final and three successive seasons so far in the top flight of English football - and hopefully many more in the future.

'It's a journey we have been on together since the summer of 2001 and can only be described as a real life football fairytale.

'When I was given the opportunity to manage this club I had no hesitation in taking on the challenge.

'I believe I have assembled an excellent bunch of players, a superb squad of professionals, and I still firmly believe that over time they will prove their worth and push this club to the next level.

My only regret is that I will not be here to see that progression reach its summit.

'Wigan Athletic will forever have a big place in my heart and I genuinely wish everyone associated with the place nothing but success in the future.'

Meanwhile, Wigan chief executive Brenda Spencer has admitted that a poor run of form - six consecutive losses - cost Hutchings his job.

'It's basically the results, and it is unfortunate because Chris is a great guy, an absolutely superb guy,'

'He has been here over six years and I'm led to believe he was a fantastic coach, and a really professional guy.

'But, at the end of the day what you get on the field with results is what counts.'

Comment on Hutch or any other Latics matter on the message boards

Click here for the Latics Speyk forum




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 5 2007

Time: 3:31PM

Your Comments

Too nice Chris, you should have got stuck into the players they have let you down
worbo
Always thought highly of him. Shame :(
Pardew is Sexy
Pardew is sexy - feck me what a handle - you should go to specsavers love!
merlin
He would make it in the lower leagues but not the prem.
will it ever happen
merlin don't be so cheeky! Bet he's hotter than you :p :)
Pardew is Sexy
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Stats: Derby County v Wigan Athletic (Saturday October 25 2014)

The Team Sheets - Derby v Latics (Saturday October 25 2014)

Derby v Latics - Big Game Preview (Saturday October 25 2014)

Early Team News - Derby v Latics (Saturday October 25 2014)

What The Bosses Say - Derby v Latics (Friday October 24 2014)

12th Man - Is It Time For A Change? (Friday October 24 2014)

Any Previous? - Derby v Latics (Thursday October 23 2014)

PWU Latics Podcast - All M*A*S*H*ed Up (Thursday October 23 2014)

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 219
2. loudmouthblue 130
3. russialatic 115
4. Thorpyness 100
5. hindleymonwafc 94
6. Pauvre Jean 82
7. riddy 69
8. Whittleblue 68
9. Lazysid 61
10. albert jckson 57

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 1 - 0 Blackpool
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading
Wigan 0 - 0 Millwall
Wigan 1 - 2 Ipswich
Wigan 4 - 0 Birmingham
Charlton 2 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Rotherham 14 4 5 5 -3 17
17. Huddersfield 14 4 5 5 -6 17
18. Leeds Utd 14 4 4 6 -4 16
19. Wigan 14 3 6 5 -1 15
20. Fulham 14 4 2 8 -6 14
21. Brighton 14 2 7 5 -3 13
22. Bolton 14 3 2 9 -11 11

Breaking League News

Karanka happy with display
Middlesbrough : 25/10/2014 23:11:00
Rotherham : 25/10/2014 22:28:00
Honours even between challengers
Middlesbrough : 25/10/2014 22:06:00
Eight Bar Blues..as Cherries hit record
Bournemouth : 25/10/2014 21:54:00
McClean Double Downs Derby
Derby County : 25/10/2014 21:46:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Derby
Suggested By:  Burt Bacharach
Scott Carson 0%
James Tavernier 0%
Leon Barnett 0%
Rob Kiernan 0%
Maynor Figueroa 0%
Emyr Huws 0%
Don Cowie 0%
Adam Forshaw 0%
Callum McManaman 0%
Roger Espinoza 0%
Marc-Antoine Fortune 0%
James McClean 100%