Wigan Athletic sack Warren Joyce
Wigan Athletic have sacked Warren Joyce as manager after just four months in charge.
The decision follows Wigan's 1-0 loss at home to another relegation threatened side, Bristol City on Saturday which has left them four points from safety with nine matches left.
Joyce took over in November after Gary Caldwell was sacked but he has only won six of 24 games in charge.
"It is unfortunate that we have made this decision but with the team in such a perilous position in the league, we need to act now because we cannot afford to fall any further behind," said chairman David Sharpe.
"Results and performances have simply not been up to standard often enough in recent matches.
"Although we acknowledge the difficulties faced in managing a team in a league where we are competing against clubs with much larger budgets, the nature of some of our recent defeats, especially against close rivals, has fallen short in terms of what we as a club, and all our supporters, expect."