Board members to step down at Wigan Athletic

Former chairman Dave Whelan and vice chairman Phillip Williams celebrate during happier times at the club
Former chairman Dave Whelan and vice chairman Phillip Williams celebrate during happier times at the club

THREE Wigan Athletic directors are stepping down from their positions at the end of the season following David Whelan’s decision to step down as chairman.

Vice-chairman Phillip Williams, John Winstanley and Brian Ashcroft are on the current board, with new chairman David Sharpe and chief executive Jonathan Jackson.

Phillip Williams, John Winstanley and Brian Ashcroft are stepping down

Phillip Williams, John Winstanley and Brian Ashcroft are stepping down

All three - Williams, Winstanley and Ashcroft - have been on the board since the mid-90s.

A club statement said: “The directors felt it was the right time to move aside to allow the incoming chairman to shape the future, but will remain in place for the rest of the season to assist David Sharpe and Jonathan Jackson during this transitional period. “

The directors felt it was the right time to move aside to allow the incoming chairman to shape the future

Club statement