Manchester United coach Warren Joyce named Wigan Athletic manager

Manchester United U21 manager Warren Joyce
Image: Warren Joyce won back-to-back under-21 Premier League titles at Manchester United

Wigan Athletic have named Manchester United youth-team coach Warren Joyce as their new manager.

Joyce has been on the coaching staff at Old Trafford for eight years, during which time he has been in charge of both the Under-21 and Under-23 squads and has signed a three-year deal at the DW Stadium.

Wigan Athletic chairman David Sharpe said Joyce - who replaces Gary Caldwell in the role - is someone he has admired for a long time and is convinced he is the perfect choice to take the club forward.

"Warren has everything we are looking for," he said. "He is an exceptional coach who has a reputation within the game for being among the very best at bringing through young players, as his record at Manchester United shows.

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"But more than that, he has a winning mentality which transmits to his players and he has achieved great success in his time at United. It's the perfect combination. 

"Warren has had several high profile opportunities but wants to move back into management and it is a measure of how highly we rate him that we are making such a long-term commitment. 

"From the moment we met, it was clear that there was a connection. He is a highly professional, focused and ambitious person and we share the same views regarding the long-term vision for the club."

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Joyce won back-to-back Under-21 Premier League titles at United and has worked alongside current first-team players Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford.

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