The managerial sackings in the English Championship continued on Monday with Warren Joyce being relieved of his duties at Wigan.
Wigan dismissed manager Warren Joyce to make it three managers gone in four days for the English second tier,after Alex Neil was cut by Norwich and Steve McClaren sacked for a second time by Derby.
In a statement, Latics chairman David Sharpe said: ‘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.
‘Warren was appointed with the future in mind in terms of developing players but preserving our Championship status is the absolute priority and we have a duty to do whatever gives us the best chance of doing that.
‘Results and performances have simply not been up to standard often enough in recent matches and although we acknowledge the difficulties faced in managing a team in a league where we are competing against clubs with much larger 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.’
Wigan are currently 23rd in the Championship, four points adrift of safety.
Joyce’s former assistant, Graham Barrow, has been handed the reins for the remainder of the season.
Head of first team coaching Andy Welsh has also left the DW Stadium with immediate effect.