Fans react to Caldwell sacking

Latics fans and journalists are reacting to the news Gary Caldwell has been sacked as manager 14 games into the Championship season.
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Gary Caldwell

The club sit in 23rd place in the table, but were promoted last season under Caldwell after storming to the League One title.

Was Caldwell’s sacking the right call? Here’s a cross-section of reaction from Twitter...

Stuart Pyke ‏@stuartpykesport:

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Ludicrous decision to sack Gary Caldwell at Wigan.Gets you promotion,so deserves time - not 3 months! Another chairman, another panic button.

Phil Wilkinson ‏@PWilkinsonWIG:ago

Wow. Caldwell sacked. I know results been poor but still, sad to see him go. He was called a “Long term appointment” when he got the job

Greg Farrimond ‏@GregFarrimond:

Great club man who gave his all on and off the pitch though.

And he scored the bloody winner at Anfield #wafc

mikimus-prime ‏@mikie121752:

So #Caldwell gets #Wigan promoted immediately in his first full season as a manager, and then sack him 3 months in! No loyalty there

Gemma Davies ‏@Gem_Davies:

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V.sorry to see Caldwell go. I think there’s been some unnecessary panic - and some fans are as guilty as the club there #wafc

James Whyte ‏@JamesWhyte8:

When times were good. Thanks for the memories Gary lad... good luck! Up the tics

Sam Whyte ‏@SamWhyte_:

Good luck to Gary Caldwell. No matter what’s happened this season, he gave me some of my best memories as a Tics fan. #wafc #superman

SJL ‏@livesey99:go

I hope to god we get it right this time, nothing like what happened after Uwe’s sacking. #wafc

Adam VirgoVerifiount ‏@Adamvirgs19:

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Winning a League now really counts for nothing anymore Gary Caldwell wins League one and is sacked 5 months later after a poor start.

Jimmy Mckirdy ‏@JimmyMcKirdy:

Gary Caldwell sacked not a surprise to me after watching the negative dross served up at home games I’ve been at #Wigan #upthetics #Caldwell