I have always thought Football was closely related to relationships in a way. Frank Farina never took back an ex-player just like an ex-girlfriend, and now in the Lancashire club of Wigan Athletic, we are about to witness none other than the old tale of the “Rebound”.
The flamboyant and charming Roberto Martinez was the prize de-facto manager in Wigan for a period of time, but after winning the FA Cup he abandoned the Lactics to upgrade to a better model in Everton. Feeling dejected and unloved, Wigan owner Dave Whelan did what most blokes do after a breakup - he downed 12 pints and looked for attention. This came in the form of Owen Coyle, an older gaffer, who is a cougar of English Football.
The romance began straight away after a strong round 1 win, however in breaking news this morning, Owen Coyle was let go after a series of bad performances. I’m not sure if it was a case of Dave Whelan sobering up, but the supporters of the club knew an intervention needed to take place - what can I say good friends know when to step in. Sent packing and scorned Coyle’s final words to the fans of Wigan Athletic, “I think you need to take a reality check.”
Which clubs in the A-league are in need of a reality check?
Which of the current A-league coaches are in most danger of being shown the door?