Whelan: Rosler has changed Wigan for the better

Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has heaped praise on manager Uwe Rosler for the changes he has made at the club since taking over in December.

Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has heaped praise on manager Uwe Rosler for the changes he has made at the club since taking over in December.

The German left his role at Brentford to replace Owen Coyle on December 7 and has since won 13 and drawn four of his 20 matches in charge.

That run has seen the Latics push to the edge of the Championship playoff positions as well as firing them into the FA Cup semi-finals after beating Manchester City 2-1 on the weekend.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Whelan was full of adulation for ex-City forward Rosler who has been impressive in his first three months at the helm at DW Stadium.

"The change in our players, in the dressing room before they go out, everything about the club he has changed for the better, massively for the better," Whelan said.

"This confidence that he's given the boys, this believing in themselves and you can see it on the pitch, they do believe in themselves."

And after such a stirring quarter-final win against City, who Wigan managed to beat in the FA Cup final last season, Whelan is targeting another final as they prepare for Arsenal in the last four next month.

"I really thought that City were going to repay us for beating them in the final," Whelan added. "But our lads stuck at it and we can do the same against Arsenal."

 
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