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Paul Cook appointed Wigan Athletic boss

Paul Cook appointed Wigan Athletic boss
Wigan Athletic confirm the appointment of Paul Cook on a three-year contract, with the 50-year-old leaving Portsmouth to take charge of the Latics.

Wigan Athletic have appointed Paul Cook as their new head coach on a three-year contract.

The 50-year-old was named League Two Manager of the Year after leading Portsmouth to the title during the 2016-17 campaign, and despite being offered a lucrative new deal at Fratton Park, has decided to take control of Wigan.

Cook, who has replaced interim boss Graham Barrow at the recently-relegated club, represented the Latics as a player between 1984 and 1988, scoring 14 times in 83 league appearances.

"We are proud to announce that Paul Cook has been appointed as the manager of Wigan Athletic, signing a three-year contract at the DW Stadium. Cook was given official permission to talk with Latics after an agreement was reached with Portsmouth Football Club over the weekend," read a statement on Wigan's official website.

Cook has also brought assistant manager Leam Richardson to the DW Stadium as Wigan prepare for life in League One.


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