Whelan: I’m fully behind Uwe

Uwe Rosler and Dave Whelan
Uwe Rosler and Dave Whelan
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DAVE Whelan remains utterly convinced Uwe Rosler is the man to drag Wigan Athletic out of their current predicament.

Latics slipped into the bottom three of the Championship over the weekend following a demolition derby defeat at Bolton on Friday night.

Rosler accused a number of his players of ‘giving up’ during the 3-1 reversal, admitting to being ‘embarrassed’ at the way his team capitulated after falling behind.

When asked whether he feared for his job, the German replied: “You’ll have to ask the chairman”.

And despite obviously being unhappy with Friday’s setback and the present situation, Whelan is adamant Rosler will turn things around.

“There is nothing wrong with the manager,” Whelan told the Evening Post.

“A good manager doesn’t become a bad manager overnight, and Uwe Rosler is a good manager.

“There is no question over his ability. He’s solid.

“He’s just not getting enough from the players at the moment.

“I spoke with Uwe on Friday and I told him I was 100 per cent behind him. He needs support from everyone, and he will get it.

“The players need to pull their fingers out and give it everything - not 80 per cent or 90 per cent, but 100 per cent.”

FOR THE FULL, EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH DAVE WHELAN SEE THE WIGAN EVENING POST (MONDAY)