April 29, 2015 14:14:44 UK
Wigan Athletic chairman David Sharpe insists the Latics will bounce back after enduring a “disaster of a season” which ended in relegation from the Championship.
Wigan’s second relegation in three seasons was confirmed just two years after they beat Manchester City in the FA Cup final by Rotherham’s 2-1 victory against Reading on Tuesday.
The club sacked Malky Mackay earlier this month and handed the managerial reins to Gary Caldwell, but he was unable to stop Wigan sliding into the third tier of English football.
Our only target next season is promotion, nothing else will suffice.
Sharpe released a statement on the club’s official website, which read: “It’s a sad day for everyone associated with Wigan Athletic but we will bounce back. I want that to be the main message to our fans.
“Our only target next season is promotion, nothing else will suffice, and the job of rebuilding the club is already well underway under Gary Caldwell and his staff.
“Football is full of examples of clubs who have come back stronger after relegation and I want us to be the latest one of those. We have an amazing opportunity to start afresh and begin an exciting new era for the club.”
Wigan are 8.50 to win their final game of the season at Brentford, who are 26.00 to be promoted from the Championship.
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