Wigan Rumors & News

  • Barclays will not renew £40m-a-year Premier League sponsorship when current deal expires

    Daily Mail "Premier League sponsors Barclays will not renew their £40million-a-year deal when the current agreement expires at the end of the 2015-16 season. The bank agreed a £120m three-year deal in 2012 for the present rights - an increase of almost 50 per cent on their previous £82m contract. But..." March 30

  • Premier League clubs to share £1billion of TV money with lower leagues

    Daily Mirror "The Premier League has agreed to filter £1billion of its new bumper domestic TV deal outside the top flight from next year. The 20 top-flight clubs have pledged to share 20 per cent of the mammoth £5.1billion domestic rights package announced last month. The money will be filtered down to..." March 27

  • Wigan Athletic's SHOCK bid for Manchester United star David de Gea

    Daily Star "Then-Latics boss Roberto Martinez was keen on brining the Spaniard to the DW Stadium in 2010, a year before United paid Atletico Madrid £18m to bring him to England. According to Spanish newspaper AS, Wigan could have paid around £9m to land De Gea, who was just 20-years-old at the time. " February 10

  • Report: Chicago Fire agree to terms with Wigan midfielder Shaun Maloney

    Pro Soccer Talk "Rumors of the Chicago Fire’s interest in Wigan Athletic midfielder have been circulating for quite some time now, but little had been reported in terms of significant movement in the MLS club’s pursuit of the 31-year-old. Maloney, who’s a regular for the Scottish national team (37 appearances),..." January 20

  • West Brom make £4 million bid for Wigan's Callum McManaman as Tony Pulis looks to bolster squad

    The Telegraph "Tony Pulis has made a £4 million bid for Callum McManaman in the first move of a January revamp at West Bromwich Albion. The manager’s opening offer for the Wigan Athletic winger has been rejected but Albion are expected to return with an improved bid. McManaman is rated at £6 million by Wigan..." January 19

  • Dave Whelan banned for six weeks from all football activity and fined £50,000 after making inappropriate comments

    Daily Mail "Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has been banned from football-related activities for six weeks over comments he made regarding Jewish and Chinese people, the Football Association has announced. Whelan accepted an aggravated misconduct charge and he has also been fined £50,000, warned as to his..." December 31

  • Report: Sporting KC close to signing midfielder Roger Espinoza

    Pro Soccer Talk "Sporting Kansas City are close to signing midfielder Roger Espinoza, according to a report by the Kansas City Star, as English Championship side Wigan Athletic have agreed to mutually terminate the final six months of the Honduran’s contract. Espinoza was a near-MLS Best XI selection during the..." December 30

  • Wigan hire Malky Mackay as new manager despite racism, sexism scandal

    Pro Soccer Talk "Wigan Athletic have hired Malky Mackay as their new manager, despite the former Cardiff City boss still shrouded by scandal and under investigation by the English FA following the alleged sending of racist, homophobic and sexist messages. Mackay, 42, was announced as the new boss of..." November 19

  • Wigan set to appoint controversial Malky Mackay as manager to replace sacked Uwe Rosler

    Daily Mirror "Malky Mackay is odds-on favourite for a controversial return to football with Wigan. The former Cardiff boss stunned football after it emerged back in August that he and a colleague sent alleged sexist and racists texts to each other during his time at the south Wales club. It was believed..." November 14

  • Premier League to expand global reach, may add fixtures in America

    Pro Soccer Talk "The Premier League and its clubs have continued to examine the possibility of adding matches overseas in the United States. The aim to hold a 39th round of contests at different places across the globe was denied six years ago by FIFA and other domestic officials, but an interest in completing..." October 08

  • Burnley's £4m bid for James McArthur rejected by Wigan

    Daily Mail "Burnley have been rebuffed in a £4million approach for Wigan midfielder James McArthur. The 26-year-old is keen on a move to the Premier League but Burnley will have to improve their bid. McArthur joined Wigan from Scottish side Hamilton in 2010 and has made 151 appearances for the..." August 15

  • Premier League revenues top £2.5 billion

    Fox Sports "Commercial revenue increased by 21% at Premier League clubs in the 2012/13 season and topped £2.5 billion for the first time, according to the Annual Review of Football Finance by Deloitte. However, over 75% of the revenue increase was spent on wages, which rose by £125m (8%) to £1.8billion and..." June 05

  • Spurs starlet Alex Pritchard eyed by Wigan boss Uwe Rosler for loan move

    Daily Mirror "Tottenham starlet Alex Pritchard is wanted on loan by Wigan boss Uwe Rosler. The attacking midfielder has done well away from White Hart Lane in the past and caught Rosler’s eye when he was a loanee at Swindon. Now the Latics boss wants 21-year-old Pritchard to add some skill to his side as..." May 26

  • Wigan are lining up a move to sign West Ham's Jack Collison on loan

    Sky Sports "Wigan boss Uwe Rosler is in the market for midfield reinforcements after losing Ben Watson and Chris McCann to serious injuries recently. A host of midfielders have been linked with moves to the DW Stadium, but it appears Rosler is ready to push through a swoop for Wales international..." March 18

  • West Ham midfielder in line to face Arsenal at Wembley after agreeing Wigan switch

    talkSport "West Ham midfielder Jack Collison is set to join Wigan Athletic on loan until the end of the season and could even play in the FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal. Collison has failed to secure a regular first-team place at Upton Park and has already been sent out on loan to Bournemouth this..." March 17

  • Wigan sack manager Owen Coyle after fans revolt over third home loss in a week

    Daily Mirror "Owen Coyle has been sacked by Wigan, as owner Dave Whelan reacted to fan power an hour after a home defeat. Latics lost at the DW Stadium on Sunday for the third time in a week - this time to Derby - and some fans turned on Coyle after a horror first half-hour when they conceded three soft..." December 02

  • Coyle sacked by Wigan as Scot becomes third manager to get the axe in just one day

    Daily Mail "Owen Coyle has been sacked by Wigan after owner Dave Whelan reacted to fan displeasure following the home defeat to Derby County. Wigan lost at the DW Stadium on Sunday for the third time in a week and Coyle met Whelan afterwards for crisis talks where it was decided to end the Scot's brief..." December 01

  • Wigan swoop for United youngster Keane but Albrighton expected to return to Villa

    Daily Mail "Wigan will complete the temporary transfer of Will Keane in the next 24 hours but have been thwarted in their efforts to extend Marc Albrighton’s loan from Aston Villa. Manager Owen Coyle confirmed that Manchester United centre-back Keane is heading to the DW Stadium until January, at least,..." November 28

  • Park-Chu Young's Arsenal wages sinking transfer to Wigan on loan

    Daily Mirror "Arsenal outcast Park Chu-Young’s move to Wigan is on the rocks - because of the size of the reserve striker’s wages. The South Korean is keen to go to Owen Coyle’s club on loan with a debut against high-flying Blackpool lined up for Saturday. However the Gunners' forgotten star is on close..." October 16

  • Watford and Wigan set to do battle over young Chelsea star Chalobah

    Daily Mirror "Chelsea’s England starlet Nathaniel Chalobah is the subject of a transfer tussle between promotion rivals Watford and Wigan. Under-21 star Chalobah missed out on Premier League loans to Sunderland and Crystal Palace and will now be moved to a top Championship team. Watford want Chalobah back..." September 05

  • Newcastle target James McCarthy transfer as a way to replace Cabaye

    Daily Mirror "Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has lined up Wigan midfielder James McCarthy to fill Yohan Cabaye's shoes. Pardew has joined Everton in the battle to sign the Republic of Ireland international with the relegated FA Cup winners' chairman Dave Whelan demanding around £15m. Everton's ex-Latics boss..." August 28

  • Man United wins Community Shield 2-0 over Wigan Athletic

    Fox Sports "Robin van Persie's double provided David Moyes with his first trophy as Manchester United manager following a comfortable 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic at Wembley in the Community Shield. Last season's leading scorer headed United in front after just six minutes and his deflected effort before..." August 11

  • James McClean: Sunderland winger in Wigan Athletic talks

    BBC "Wigan are close to making James McClean their 10th summer signing after Sunderland accepted an undisclosed fee for the Republic of Ireland winger. He could join up with the Latics before they face Manchester United in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday. The 24-year-old moved to..." August 07

  • Grant Holt enticed to Wigan by Europa League opportunity

    BBC "Striker Grant Holt has said the chance to play European football with Wigan convinced him to join the Latics from Norwich for a fee in the region of £2m. Wigan were relegated from the Premier League in May, but will play in the Europa League next season after winning the FA Cup - their first..." July 10

  • Everton signs Wigan defender Alcaraz

    Fox Sports "New Everton manager Roberto Martinez has been reunited with his second former Wigan player in as many days after defender Antolin Alcaraz signed for the Toffees. The 30-year-old Paraguay international, a free agent after his contract with the relegated Latics expired, has agreed a two-year deal..." July 09

  • Wigan Athletic sign Norwich striker on three-year deal

    BBC "Wigan have signed striker Grant Holt from Norwich on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee. Holt, 32, joined the Canaries from Shrewsbury in 2009 and scored eight goals in 38 appearances last season. He becomes Owen Coyle's seventh summer signing as the new Wigan boss prepares for the..." July 08

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