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Championship: Managerial axe falls again as Wigan part company with Uwe Rosler


Championship side Wigan Athletic have announced the departure of manager Uwe Rosler after less than a year in charge.

Rosler left then League One side Brentford in December last year to replace predecessor Owen Coyle at the DW Stadium.

He led them to the FA Cup semi-finals and the play-offs within months of taking over, but have failed to reached those heights so far this season.

Rosler himself admitted that the side was suffering from 'a hangover' from their gruelling schedule last season, having played over 60 matches in all competitions.

The club also confirmed that Assistant Manager Graham Barrow will take temporary charge of first team affairs in the build up to the next game, against Middlesbrough on Saturday 22 November, assisted by first team coach Eric Black.

Wigan chairman released a statement on the club's website, and was clearly not happy to have to remove Rosler:

“I have thought long and hard about this,” said Mr Whelan. “I have thought about little else for days in fact. Initially my thoughts were that Uwe should be given more time. He is a good manager and I like him immensely as a person, he is honest, passionate and clearly works day and night to try and earn success for the team."

“Following the incredible achievements of last season, I felt it was the right thing to do that he should be given more time. However, the situation we find ourselves in at the moment, and the run of results in recent months, really has been alarming."

"Something is clearly not working. For whatever reason, the team is not gelling, despite substantial financial backing in the summer and the dressing room being blessed with a huge amount of quality."

“Therefore, I have now come to the reluctant conclusion that for the long term good of the club, we need a change.

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