Administrator: Why we allowed Paul Cook to leave Wigan Athletic

Paul Cook leaves Wigan Athletic with his head held high after showing 'integrity from day one' of the recent carnage at the DW Stadium.

By Paul Kendrick
Saturday, 1st August 2020, 1:11 pm
Updated Saturday, 1st August 2020, 1:14 pm
Paul Cook
Paul Cook

That's the view of administrator Paul Stanley, who says the 'integrity' shown by Cook during one of the most difficult periods in the club's history 'inspired' those around him.

“Throughout the past few weeks Paul has been an admirable leader for the football club," said Stanley.

"We have been inspired by the way he has worked with his staff and the players to produce an incredible run of results and performances.

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“We have had an open and transparent relationship with Paul during our few weeks of involvement with Wigan Athletic and we have appreciated his integrity from day one.

“On that basis, we felt it was important we allowed Paul to leave his role as manager.

"We wish him well in his future career and would like to place on record our thanks to him for his support during this challenging period."