Paul Cook has left his post at Wigan after three years at the club.
After a playing career that saw him make over 600 appearances, Cook instantly moved into management in 2006 with Conference side Southport. Unfortunately, it didn't work out and within a year Cook was relinquished of his duties.
Cook jetted off to Ireland, where he picked up the reigns with Sligo Rovers, enjoying a pretty successful tenure at the club - leading them into the UEFA Cup in his second year of full management.
Eventually, Cook gained silverware, winning the League Cup Final, and then back-to-back FAI Cup Finals in 2010 and 2011, highlighting his credentials as an emerging manager.
However, at the beginning of 2012, Accrington Stanley were on the hunt for a new manager and with Cook's history with the club, he was interviewed for the post. Having helped Stanley get promoted to the Football League at the end of his playing days, Cook was offered the manager's post and duly accepted it.
But, before long Cook had ventured off to League Two rivals Chesterfield, with whom he led to the League Two title in 2014 and then the play-offs the following season, before leaving for Portsmouth a year later.
|Wigan Athletic||155||63||43||49||40.6||31 May 2017 - 01 Aug 2020|
|Portsmouth||107||52||28||27||48.6||12 May 2015 - 31 May 2017|
|Chesterfield||145||64||38||43||44.1||26 Oct 2012 - 12 May 2015|
|Accrington Stanley||33||8||7||18||24.2||13 Feb 2012 - 25 Oct 2012|
|Sligo Rovers||--- Unknown ---||27 Apr 2007 - 12 Feb 2012|
|Southport||27||5||8||14||18.5||13 Jun 2006 - 01 Jan 2007|