Wigan Athletic have parted company with manager Warren Joyce, with the club facing relegation from the Sky Bet Championship, confirms the club’s official website.
Joyce, 52, replaced Gary Caldwell as Latics’ manager in November, but now leaves the club after just four-months in-charge, with Graham Barrow stepping in as interim manager until the end of the season.
Wigan are struggling in the Championship, currently sitting 23rd and four-points adrift of safety.
Joyce’s side suffered a damaging defeat on Saturday at the hands of relegation rivals Bristol City, who secured a vital three-points with a 1-0 victory, thanks to Aaron Flint’s late goal.
With just nine fixtures of the season remaining, the Latics face a difficult task in maintaining their Championship status, as they still have to play promotion-chasing Newcastle United, Brighton and Hove Albion and Reading.
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