After Wigan Athletic got rid of manager Gary Caldwell on 25 October, there’s an opening for a new squad leader up for grabs.
Amongst the potential replacements is ex-Manchester United star Ryan Giggs.
Giggs seems hopeful to bag his first manager position, after spending two years as United’s assistant manager under Louis van Gaal, from 2014 to 2016. He was also interviewed previously for the Swansea City manager job, but said his ambitions didn’t match those of the club.
After being on disappointing form this season so far, Wigan are hoping their new manager will help them to avoid relegation from the Championship.
Odds from the Bookmakers put Giggs at 9/4, making him second favourite to fill the vacancy. Their bets for favourite are placed on Karl Robinson – former Milton Keynes Dons manager.
Many other names have been mentioned amongst speculation, all at lower odds. Even recently-sacked England manager Sam Allardyce is reportedly in the running at 16/1.
Whoever is appointed for the position will need to act fast to turn Wigan’s season around, who have won just 2 out of 14 games.