Paul Jewell a popular choice with fans

Former manager Paul Jewell with former captain Arjan De Zeeuw
Former manager Paul Jewell with former captain Arjan De Zeeuw

WHO do Wiganers want to replace Roberto Martinez as Latics boss?

While the Spaniard was revealed yesterday as Everton’s new manager, the hot seat at the DW Stadium remains unfilled.

Chairman Dave Whelan previously insisted no-one would be appointed until Martinez had signed with another club.

Now that he has officially joined the Goodisonclub, speculation is continuing to mount about who should succeed the man who bought FA glory to Wigan.

Ex-Bolton gaffer Owen Coyle and former England coach Steve McClaren are among those tipped as being tasked with guiding Latics back to the Premier League.

Here, we ask Latics fans who they hope will be appointed the next Latics boss.

Jimmy Aspinall, from Ince, said: “Paul Jewell because he has got a good track record at Wigan and he’s a local lad from the North West. He’s got the respect of all the players as well as his peers in the coaching and managing world. I think he would make an excellent coach and it would be good to have him back.”

Numerous other fans also opted for the former Latics manager.

Fan David Lewis added: “I think the manager who was there now should have stayed and not left because he’s done a good job and brought the FA Cup to Wigan. I haven’t a clue who should take over, I would like Steve McClaren but I’m not sure he’d want the job.”

Gary Birkett, from Platt Bridge, 18, said: “Ian Holloway if we are lucky. He could give them a good kick up the backside if they don’t perform.”

And Matthew Barnett, 18, from Hartley, said: “Gus Poyet because he plays similar football to how Wigan do but with more attacking.”

Kyle Kenyon, 20, Norley Hall, said: “In an ideal world Rafael Benitez. I know he has signed for Napoli but look at what he did with Liverpool.”