Struggling Wigan sack Mackay

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April 07, 2015 07:34:14 UK

Malky Mackay has been axed by Wigan Athletic less than five months after succeeding Uwe Rosler at the DW Stadium.

The former Cardiff City boss parted company with the Latics after the 2-0 home defeat to Derby County on Easter Monday, a result which leaves Wigan eight points adrift of Championship safety with only five matches remaining.

During Mackay’s spell in charge of the club, Wigan failed to win any of their 13 home matches, picking up only three points in the process, and in total accrued just 19 points from a possible 72.

“This is a very difficult decision to make but I feel that, for the long-term future of the club, there needs to be a change now,” said new chairman David Sharpe. “I wish Malky all the best for the future.”

Wigan are facing the prospect of suffering a second relegation in just three seasons, while less than two years ago they beat Manchester City in the FA Cup final under Roberto Martinez’s stewardship.

They are currently available at 1.062 to be relegated this season and 3.40 to beat Fulham in their next Championship fixture on Friday.

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