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.

A general view of the DW Stadium during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Bolton Wanderers at the DW Stadium on December 15, 2013
Read Next:
Wigan announce Graham Barrow exit
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Shrewsbury TownShrewsbury16114124101437
2Wigan AthleticWigan1611322992036
3Charlton AthleticCharlton159332316730
4Bradford CityBradford179352519630
5Scunthorpe UnitedScunthorpe178541913629
6Rotherham UnitedRotherham178273023726
7Blackburn RoversBlackburn157442112925
8Peterborough UnitedPeterborough167452723425
9Fleetwood Town177462726125
10Oxford UnitedOxford Utd176562722523
11Portsmouth177282222023
12Southend UnitedSouthend166552026-623
13Blackpool166462222022
14MK Dons176471824-622
15Bristol Rovers1770102530-521
16Doncaster RoversDoncaster175481921-219
17Walsall164752124-319
18Oldham AthleticOldham165382735-818
19Northampton TownNorthampton175391527-1218
20Rochdale163851619-317
21AFC Wimbledon174491119-816
22Gillingham173681321-815
23Plymouth ArgylePlymouth173591324-1114
24Bury1734101825-713