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Wigan Athletic F.C.
Full name Wigan Athletic Football Club
Founded 1932
Ground DW Stadium
Greater Manchester
(capacity: 25,138)
Chairman Dave Whelan
Manager Owen Coyle
League Premier League
2013/14 Championship, 5th

Wigan Athletic Football Club is an English football club. The club plays in the Championship, currently managed by Owen Coyle. They play their home games at the DW Stadium. In 2013 they won the FA Cup, and so they played in the UEFA Europa League in the season 2013/14. A few days later they were relegated from the English Premier League to the Football League Championship, becoming the first FA Cup-winning side to be relegated in the same season. Manager Roberto Martínez left the club shortly after to join Everton. Owen Coyle replaced him.

League position

Season League Position
2000/01 Second Division 6th
2001/02 Second Division 10th
2002/03 Second Division Champions
2003/04 First Division 7th
2004/05 League Championship 2nd
2005/06 Premier League 10th
2006/07 Premier League 17th
2007/08 Premier League 14th
2008/09 Premier League 11th
2009/10 Premier League 16th
2010/11 Premier League 16th
2011/12 Premier League 15th
2012/13 Premier League 18th
2013/14 League Championship 5th

Former position


As listed on the official Wigan Athletic website.[1]

Period Manager
1932–1937 England Charlie Spencer
1946–1947 Scotland Jimmy Milne
1949–1952 Scotland Bob Pryde
1952–1954 England Ted Goodier
1954–1955 England Walter Crook
1955–1956 England Ron Suart
1956 Northern Ireland Billy Cook
1957 England Sam Barkas
1957–1958 England Trevor Hitchen
1958–1959 England Malcolm Barrass
1959 Jimmy Shirley
1959–1960 Pat Murphy
1960 England Allenby Chilton
1961–1963 England Johnny Ball
1963–1966 Scotland Allan Brown
1966–1967 Alf Craig
1967–1968 England Harry Leyland
1968 Alan Saunders
1968–1970 Scotland Ian McNeill
1970–1972 England Gordon Milne
Period Manager
1972–1974 England Les Rigby
1974–1976 England Brian Tiler
1976–1981 Scotland Ian McNeill
1981–1983 England Larry Lloyd
1983–1985 England Harry McNally
1985–1986 Northern Ireland Bryan Hamilton
1986–1989 England Ray Mathias
1989–1993 Northern Ireland Bryan Hamilton
1993 England Dave Philpotts
1993–1994 England Kenny Swain
1994–1995 England Graham Barrow
1995–1998 England John Deehan
1998–1999 England Ray Mathias
1999–2000 Scotland John Benson
2000–2001 Scotland Bruce Rioch
2001 England Steve Bruce
2001–2007 England Paul Jewell
2007 England Chris Hutchings
2007–2009 England Steve Bruce
2009–2013 Spain Roberto Martínez
Period Manager
2013 Republic of Ireland Owen Coyle
2013–2014 Germany Uwe Rösler
2014– Vacant



Runners-up (1): 2004–05
Winners (1): 2002–03
Winners (1): 1996–97
Promoted (1): 1981–82


Winners (1): 2012-13
Runners-up (1): 2005-06
Runners-up (1): 2013
Winners (2): 1984–85, 1998–99