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Chester legend named interim Wigan manager

Chester legend Graham Barrow has been named interim manager of Wigan Athletic for the rest of the season.

The former Chester FC manager, Barrow, 62, has had a long association with the club, making 248 appearances for the Blues as well as having two managerial spells with them.

Barrow has taken on the manager’s role at Wigan after Warren Joyce was sacked by the Championship club, who are in a relegation battle.

Joyce leaves the Latics, having won five, drawn five and lost 12 of his 22 matches in charge following his appointment in November.

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.”

Barrow has said: ““I want to see more players gambling, running into the box.

If we can get a performance, and the result, we’re looking for, it can be a massive lift for everyone.”

Latics are 23rd in the table, just four points away from safety.

March 15, 2017

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