Sam Morsy’s Wigan sack manager Warren Joyce
Sam Morsy’s Wigan Athletic have parted ways with Warren Joyce due to poor results, the club have confirmed on Monday.
The former Manchester United under-21 manager was appointed in November, and managed the team for 22 league matches, winning only five, drawing five and losing 12, with the Latics finding themselves four points away from safety with only nine games left.
“It is unfortunate that we have made this decision but with the team in such a perilous position in the league, we need to act now because we cannot afford to fall any further behind,” chairman David Sharpe said.
The chairman has added that the 52-year-old manager was appointed with the future in mind, but now saving their place in the Championship has become the club’s main priority.
Furthermore, Sharpe spoke about how recent results and performances were not up to standard. He also acknowledged the difficulty of managing a team like Wigan which play in a league where they have to face clubs with bigger budgets.
“The nature of some of our recent defeats, especially against close rivals, has fallen short in terms of what we as a club, and all our supporters, expect,” he added.
The club has also confirmed that head of first team coaching Andy Welsh has left with immediate effect and that assistant manager Graham Barrow will serve as interim manager for the rest of the season.
Sam Morsy was close to join Barnsley last January, but decided to stay with Wigan after Warren Joyce made it clear that he wants him at the club, saying that Sam is his type of player.
Wigan’s are currently 23rd in the league and their next game will be against 12th-placed Aston Villa on Saturday, March 18 at the DW Stadium.
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