Wigan Athletic chairman David Sharpe: Manager Paul Cook has been unbelievable

Wigan Athletic chairman David Sharpe has hailed manager Paul Cook as '˜unbelievable' as the side clinched promotion back to the Championship.

Sunday, 22nd April 2018, 3:32 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd April 2018, 7:16 am
David Sharpe, Paul Cook and Dave Whelan

Cook’s appointment last May came on the back of a disappointing campaign which saw Latics relegated to League One, but the 51-year-old has had no problems guiding them back up at the first attempt.

He has proved popular and has guided Latics to 93 points with three games left to go, as well as a stellar FA Cup run which saw his side beat three Premier League teams, including champions Manchester City,

“We had a bad season last season and we needed to get this one right and with Paul Cook, he’s been unbelievable all season,” Sharpe acknowledged,

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“The players he’s brought in, the players he’s picked up off the floor and got going again.

“You can’t give enough credit to Paul, the players, what they’ve achieved this season has been remarkable.

“Beating Man City, beating West Ham, beating Bournemouth and winning promotion and hopefully winning the league, it’s different class.”

Latics’ next aim is to go up with the League One title, as they did in the 2015/16 season, and they need two wins and a draw from their last three games to reach 100 points, starting with the trip to Bristol Rovers on Tuesday.

“The players deserve to get 100 points this season with the type of football we’ve played all season,” Sharpe said.

“That is the aim now, we’ve achieved the first goal and now we want to get to that 100-point mark if we can and then win the league.

“But we’ve got to make sure we enjoy these moments and then we’ll focus again on Monday and see what happens on Tuesday night.”