Chairman’s brother appointed to Latics board

Matt and David Sharpe
Matt and David Sharpe

WIGAN Athletic have appointed Matt Sharpe as a new director.

The brother of chairman David, he has held posts at DW Sports, Yeshili Reflective Material Ltd and Vizwear Ltd.

According to Companies House, Sharpe was officially appointed to the role on June 10.

Former directors Phil Williams, Brian Ashcroft and John Winstanley left their roles on May 20 who all left following the Sharpe brothers’ grandfather Dave Whelan’s retirement.

A brief statement on the club’s website read: “The club can confirm that Matt Sharpe has joined the Wigan Athletic Board of Directors, alongside Chairman David Sharpe and Chief Executive Jonathan Jackson.”