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Whelan leaves boss search to Benson

Paul Jewell today emerged has Dave Whelans number 1 choice in the search for a new manager at Wigan Athletic following the dismissal of Jewells close friend Chris Hutchings

It had been widely reported that a deal had been done with Graeme Souness but Mr Whelan claims that he hasn`t spoken to the former Liverpool manager for 3 years, last week Mr. Whelan claimed that he was right behind Chris Hutchings

Whelan said that he would be very interested to talk to Jewell about a return to the JJB and Jewell in reply states that he will listen to any offers though it is a bit embarrassing to talk about the Wigan job because of his friendship with Hutch.

Whelan is currently on holiday in Barbados and he`s left the search for the new manager in the hands of John Benson the clubs General Manager

Whelan told the BBC that he expects Benson to draw up a short-list of 3 or 4 candidates and they will carry out interviews in ten days time.

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The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 7 2007

Time: 6:33PM

Your Comments

Who we gonna get now? Souness, Jewell? anyones guess
worbo
dont go for Jol. how poor was he with a quality set of players at spurs, ask defoe.
Hudders
10 days time - you could be down by then! Talk to Jewell get him back you know it makes sense!
merlin
forget your new boss for the minute and concentrate on embarrassin the spuds, i hope you boys spank the hotspuds this weekend
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