Last Updated: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:18
Wigan have confirmed that Owen Coyle will be their next manager after agreeing a one-year rolling contract with chairman Dave Whelan.
The Scot had been mentioned as one of the candidates for the role, along with the likes of Steve McClaren and Mike Phelan, and he has now been chosen as the successor to Roberto Martinez.
Coyle has got experience of leading a team into the Premier League, having won promotion from the Championship with Burnley in the 2008-09 campaign.
The 46-year-old has been out of work though since parting company with Bolton in October last year, but will now take charge of a third Lancashire club.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Whelan insisted: "If anyone can get us back to the Premier League, I think Owen is the manager to do it."
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