Man Utd coach Meulensteen set to take Wigan job

Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen is set to succeed Roberto Martinez at Wigan Athletic.

Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen is set to succeed Roberto Martinez at Wigan Athletic.

The Mirror says the 49-year-old Dutchman has emerged as the man Latics chairman Dave Whelan wants to succeed Roberto Martinez, who is leaving the DW Stadium following relegation.

Meulensteen comes with winning pedigree – he helped Manchester United win four titles and the Champions League when first-team coach under Sir Alex Ferguson since 2007. He began at Old Trafford in 2001, as youth and then reserves coach.

He rejected the chance to work with new boss David Moyes, and wants another shot at management despite an ill-fated six months in charge of Danish club Brondby in 2006.

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