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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.'

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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 :(
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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 :)
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