Wigan Athletic defeated Cardiff City by a lone goal, despite being without a manager.
The victory was the first win away from home after six months. Cardiff seemed to have picked up new boss Neil Warnock but the Lactics remained resolute in attack and defense as they played.
Wigan sacked their manager Gary Caldwell last week yet the team got the huge result, defying predictions ahead of the clash. Stephen Warnock has said that the team would continue to do well as the club’s chair David Sharpe tries to get a capable replacement. Manchester United Under-21 manager, Warren Joyce, is the leading contender to get the Wigan job. For now, Graham Barrow remains in charge temporarily. Sharpe would definitely appreciate the win, as it will buy him time to get a suitable coach.
Captain of the side, Warnock, won the man-of-the-match award for his sterling performance. The skipper said:
“To be honest, I’ve been through it before, things change in football, managers come and go. That’s the nature of the game, and you have to get on with it.
“You’ve got to appreciate what the manager did here – he brought every single player here to the club, so there is a big appreciation to Gary for giving us the chance to enjoy last year,” Warnock said.
The player added that team would have to move on and remain positive pending the arrival of a new coach.
“Until we’re told who the new manager is, and it’s announced and we meet him face to face, we just have to get on with it. Graham’s in charge, we respect that, and we just get on with it,” he added. He claimed the team worked hard to get the result against Cardiff, and were all happy at the end.