Clarity on the future of Wigan Athletic following takeover completion

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WIgan beat high flying Charlton.

José Miguel Garrido Cristo will become the new owner of Wigan Athletic in the coming days.

Garrido Cristo has experience leading two clubs from his home country of Spain; Albacete and Castellón. With Wigan set to become his first involvement in English football.

Last season, Wigan faced a turbulent time. Further compounded by the impact of Coronavirus this summer.

No more than a month after their previous takeover by a Hong-Kong based Next Leader Fund, Wigan had entered administration and were deducted 12 points. 

This deduction led to their relegation from the Championship even as they sat 13th in the table.

Relegation along with administration has seen the club lose some of their top talents over the summer. However, the previous two seasons Wigan were relegated to League One, they were quick to return to the Championship, winning the league on both occasions.

The takeover process has dragged out over the whole summer with fans still not knowing their club’s future throughout the start of the League One season. 

This breakthrough comes as welcome news to the fans with the club currently sat 10th in League One, with two wins and two losses.

Fans can now look to the future with hope and optimism for the season following back to back wins in their last two league games and this news of a breakthrough in the arduous takeover process.