Wigan Athletic part company with Malky Mackay

Malky Mackay
Malky Mackay
  • Malky Mackay leaves Wigan Athletic after less than five months in charge
  • The defeat to Derby leaves Latics eight points from safety with just five games to go
  • Mackay failed to register a single home win with it now over six months since their last victory at the DW Stadium
  • Wigan now begin the hunt for their fifth manager in less than two years

WIGAN Athletic have parted company with manager Malky Mackay.

The Scot’s final match in charge was the 2-0 home defeat to Derby on Easter Monday, a result which leaves Latics eight points adrift of Championship safety with only five matches remaining.

Mackay had only been Wigan boss for less than five months, having been appointed in controversial circumstances by Dave Whelan back in November.

Latics ensured a miserable run under his stewardship, the defeat to Derby leaving him with a wretched record of only three points from a possible 39 on home soil, without a single win.

“This is a very difficult decision to make but I feel that, for the long-term future of the club, there needs to be a change now,” said new chairman David Sharpe.

“I wish Malky all the best for the future.”

I feel that, for the long-term future of the club, there needs to be a change now

Wigan Athletic chairman David Sharpe

A club spokesman added that the club does not have a replacement nor was it confirmed who would talk temporary charge.