Leam will bring good times back - Wigan Athletic legend

Wigan Athletic hero Sam Morsy believes the future is bright for his former club – and in the safest of hands following the appointment of Leam Richardson as full-time manager.
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Latics and Richardson had been expected to wait until the summer to make a long-term decision, such was the need to stay focused on the job in hand of avoiding relegation to League Two.

But less than 24 hours after last Tuesday’s victory at Shrewsbury – their fourth in a row – both sides showed their commitment by agreeing a permanent deal.

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And Egypt international Morsy – who played under Richardson and Paul Cook, at Chesterfield and Wigan, before leaving last summer for Middlesbrough – believes it’s a great appointment all round. “Leam’s done so well in leading the club this year,” Morsy told Wigan Today.

“Obviously he’s been assistant for a number of years, but it’s a completely different ride to being a manager.

“What’s he’s done for Wigan...he’s just done brilliant, absolutely brilliant.

“To get the team playing so well with everything else going on – beating Sunderland the other week, the team with the biggest budget in the division – home and away, it’s frightening.

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“Being honest, going into the Sunderland game, I fancied Wigan to beat them, I really did.

“The lads know how much it means to the club to stay up, and a lot of that comes from the man at the top.

“Everyone knows this term is ‘Wigan time’, it’s always the same every single year!

“And hopefully they can get it done and take the momentum into next season, and give it a real go under Leam.”

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