According to a report by The Daily Star, former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson wants Wigan Athletic to give Mike Phelan the vacant managerial job.
Wigan have been without a permanent manager since they parted ways with another former Manchester United coach – Warren Joyce – last month.
With Gary Caldwell also being sacked earlier in the year by Wigan, they handed caretaker responsibilities to Graham Barrow until the end of the season.
However, Sir Alex Ferguson wants his former right hand man Mike Phelan to be given a chance by the Latics.
After making over 100 appearances for the Red Devils as a player, Phelan spent fourteen years coaching at Manchester United, including five as Ferguson’s assistant.
The 54-year-old was most recently manager of Premier League side Hull City but he got the sack after a disappointing record with the Tigers.
According to this report, Ferguson is going to ask former Wigan chairman Dave Whelan to consider appointing Phelan.
Wigan fans – what do you make of this? Would you like Phelan at your club? Can he keep you up? Let us know in the comments below…