Wigan have named Manchester United youth-team coach Warren Joyce as their new manager.
Joyce has been on the coaching staff at Old Trafford for eight years, during which time he has been in charge of both the Under-21 and Under-23 squads and has signed a three-year deal at the DW Stadium.
Wigan Athletic chairman David Sharpe said Joyce – who replaces Gary Caldwell in the role – is someone he has admired for a long time and is convinced he is the perfect choice to take the club forward.
“Warren has everything we are looking for,” he said. “He is an exceptional coach who has a reputation within the game for being among the very best at bringing through young players, as his record at Manchester United shows.”
Joyce appeared for Bolton Wanderers and Preston North End during his playing days and held managerial positions at Hull City and Royal Antwerp as well as coaching positions at Leeds United, Stockport County and Tranmere Rovers.
He joins Wigan with the club still in the relegation zone in what is their final year of Premier League parachute payments.