Wigan Athletic coach departs for AFC Fylde

Wigan Athletic have lost a highly-rated member of their coaching staff with Nick Chadwick joining AFC Fylde as assistant manager.

By Paul Kendrick
Saturday, 1st August 2020, 1:03 pm
Updated Sunday, 2nd August 2020, 1:02 pm
Nick Chadwick, with Joe Gelhardt
Nick Chadwick, with Joe Gelhardt

The 37-year-old former Everton player had earned rave reviews for his results in charge of the Latics Development Squad.

But he has elected to move to Mill Farm after almost five years with Latics to become Jim Bentley's No.2.

“I got a call from Jim a few weeks ago to see if I fancied it and I definitely did!" said Chadwick. “This is a great opportunity for me.

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"I have had some great success working with the academy at Wigan, so this is now the next sensible step for me to take at a progressive club and be part of a journey. It’s exciting times."

Bentley added: “I’ve known Nick for many years and he’s a great professional, hard working and above all, a good person.

“He’s now got plenty of experience coaching at Under-18 and Under-23 level and has done a fantastic job at Wigan over the past few seasons.

"I’ve seen him work, he’s highly rated, has produced and improved players and I’m looking forward to working with him.”