Nigel Adkins in the mix to take charge of former club Wigan Athletic

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 07 April 2015, 11:02

Malky MackayWigan Athletic are believed to be keen to make a quick managerial appointment as they bid to boost their slim survival hopes. According to Wigan Today the Latics want to name a new boss in time for Friday's crunch Championship clash away to relegation rivals Fulham.

Wigan ditched Malky Mackay on Monday, shortly after they slumped to their 22nd league defeat of what has been a shocking season. The 2-0 home defeat to Derby left the Greater Manchester club eight points from safety with only five matches remaining. The Scot departed the DW Stadium with a dismal record of 19 points from 24 matches, while he will need no reminding that he failed to win a single game on home soil.

  • Wigan are searching for their 4th permanent manager since Roberto Martinez.
  • Bizarrely two of the club's last three managers have been sacked after defeats to Derby, while Uwe Rosler's last win was against the Rams.

Immediately after the news broke that Mackay, who lasted just 138 days, had been axed, Wigan's search got underway for a fourth permanent manager since Roberto Martinez's exit in the summer of 2013. Former Latics goalkeeper Nigel Adkins has been installed as the joint 3/1 favourite (Bet Victor) in the Next Wigan Manager Market.

Nigel Adkins

The 50-year-old, who led Southampton to back-to-back promotions up to the Premier League, has been in the Job Centre since leaving Reading in December, but is now right in the frame to make a sensational return to the DW Stadium.

Alongside Adkins in the betting is Latics coach Gary Caldwell, who has also been handed odds of 3/1 at this early stage in proceedings. Also in the running is veteran boss Neil Warnock (5/1), followed by the ex Latics gaffer Paul Jewell (8/1), while the Everton assistant manager Graeme Jones (20/1) is also believed to be under consideration.

Betting Odds Tips

Managers Departed

Last man down

Mark Cooper
Mark Cooper
(Forest Green)
11th April
VIEW ALL CASUALTIES
x
Bet £10 Get £40 in Free Bets
Exclusive Promo Code
M40
JOIN NOW
#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using promo code M40 only. 1x per customer. Min £/€10 bet. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Free bets of 2 x £/€15 issued after first qualifying bet settles. Max £/€10 Bonus. 35x wagering requirement. Max redeemable bonus: £25. Casino bonus expires after 72 hours. UK & Eire only. Additional T&Cs, including free-bet, game, location, payment method and stake contributions apply. begambleaware.org.
x
Up to £100 in bet credits
Exclusive Promo Code
100BET365
JOIN NOW
#AD Open Account Offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. The bonus code ‘100BET365’ can be used during registration, but does not change the offer amount in any way. 18+ begambleaware.org.
Advert Disclaimer
Thesackrace.com is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that Thesackrace.com accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.
Next in firing line Hottest Manager Markets

Premier League

Next Manager to Leave

Arsenal

Next Manager

Atletico Madrid

Next Manager

Barcelona

Next Manager

Celtic

Next Manager

Crystal Palace

Next Manager

England

Next Manager

England U21

Next Manager

Germany

Next Manager

Liverpool

Next Manager

Manchester United

Next Manager

Newcastle United

Next Manager

Paris St Germain

Next Manager

Preston North End

Next Manager

Real Madrid

Next Manager

Republic of Ireland

Next Manager

Southampton

Next Manager

Tottenham Hotspur

Next Manager

Valencia

Next Manager
x
Bet £10 Get £40 in Free Bets
£30 in free sports bets + £10 Casino Bonus #AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using promo code M40 only. 1x per customer. Min £/€10 bet. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Free bets of 2 x £/€15 issued after first qualifying bet settles. Max £/€10 Bonus. 35x wagering requirement. Max redeemable bonus: £25. Casino bonus expires after 72 hours. UK & Eire only. Additional T&Cs, including free-bet, game, location, payment method and stake contributions apply. begambleaware.org.
BET HERE
We use cookies to provide statistics that help give you the best experience of our site. By continuing to use the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more
Got It