Warren Joyce’s sacking triggered a stream of reaction on social media.
Many fans have welcomed the move, while some commentators have suggested the ex-Manchester United youth coach wasn’t given enough time.
Here are a few of the comments from twitter and Facebook, first by observers and then by fans...
Ex-England cricket captain Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan):
Wigan ... ‘it just hasn’t worked out’ ... 4 months and they sack Warren Joyce ... 4 months ...!!!! 4Months FFS ... Football is pathetic.
Sale Sharks RU media manager Dave Swanton (@SwannyMediaMan):
Wigan Athletic now making manager of the month a job rather than an award
Journalist Richard Jolly (@RichJolly):
Warren Joyce got 24 games at Wigan, Mike Phelan 24 at Hull, Rene Meulensteen 17 at Fulham. And to think their old manager lasted 26.5 years.
Journalist Liam Blackburn (@liamblackburn):
Having had four managers in 12 years between 2001-2013, Wigan are now on to their sixth in the past four years #wafc
Former Wales international Mickey Thomas (@therealMickeyT):
Very disappointed Wigan have sacked Warren Joyce certainly not given enough time to turn it round.
Greg Farrimond (@GregFarrimond):
Anyway... good luck to Graham Barrow. Nothing to lose. Survival slightly more realistic a target than when GC took over in 2015 #wafc
Barrows gonna take us to safety and get the full time job. Heard it here first #wafc #itk
I think we had 4 shots on target in those 4 months ... 4 MONTHS !!!! #wafc
Harvey Whittington (@halfwit74):
Owen Coyle is available, imagine the twitter meltdown if we reappointed him
Not really solved the problem imo need barrow replacing #wafc
Joyce sacked! Little too late tbh going down #wafc
Ian Aspinall (@IanHAspinall):
1-0 Bristol - Only one team trying to win this - wrong tactics, wrong manager - time to go Joyce #wafc
And from the Wigan.today Facebook page:
Gary Hart: If Dave whealan would have spent the money he made on selling good footballers on other good footballers instead of paying managers off they would still be in the premier league. He should hand his head in shame.
Geoff Unsworth: About time Tony, what a waste of space he was ha
Stephen Peacock: The most predictable sacking of the season. Find to fail from day 1.
Ian Carter: Good riddance, should have never been given the job in the first place considering he had no experience, shocking appointment by sharpe, plus he should have gone a few week back,not now were virtually down.