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2 Managers that could replace Paul Cook at Wigan Athletic

This weekend saw Wigan lose 3-0 to Brentford. Fans are now getting increasingly frustrated with Paul Cook and their team’s performances.

While most fans are wanting to see change, most still actually like Cook. He’s done a lot for Wigan over the years and fans won’t disregard that.

However, the excuses he keeps making for the losses and poor performances are really getting to fans.

One week he will blame the Championship itself and say the league is too hard. Another he may blame the players.

If he is to be replaced soon, the question right now is who will replace him? There are a few options like Sam Allardyce that would be sensible, but as a Bolton fan, I’d hate to see that.

Here’s two who would be great options…

Chris Hughton

The 60-year-old certainly has experience when it comes to management. He has had many successful jobs at Tottenham, Newcastle, Brighton and Birmingham to name a few.

He has played and managed at different levels. Furthermore, Hughton has 2 Championship promotions, a play-off place and stabilizing Norwich City and Brighton in the Premier League.

David Moyes

Possibly most remembered for his time at Everton, Moyes could be a perfect replacement. Experience at Preston, Sunderland, Man United and West Ham could also help.

He has been out of a job since he left West Ham last year. Could Wigan be his next task? It certainly wouldn’t be a bad move in his career as he seems to thrive in tough situations.

What can exciting Bury 18y/o bring to Brentford

Brentford stole Bury’s youth academy product Joe Adams for an undisclosed fee yesterday.

Joe Adams, 18, is described as an ‘exciting winger’ in his farewell message from Bury FC. The youngster has been a part of Bury’s set up since playing at the under 8’s level.

Despite being a boyhood player for Bury, Adams has swiftly exited the squad in a time of great trouble. In their financial stress, Bury may be starting their campaign with a 12 points deduction. After their fantastic promotion, it is likely that the club will be relegated after this season.

Adams is taking a leap up the EFL by being snatched by Brentford, a side who finished 11th in the Championship last season.

The Welshman Adams made six senior appearances for the club. Regularly taking the armband on many occasions for the Youth Academy, it demonstrates that this youngster has quality as well as leadership skills.

What can he bring to Brentford?

It is clear that the boy has an abundance of talent. Hence why a club of much higher quality has sealed the deal for him.

For starters, Adams will bring excitement to the fans, and seeing a youngster shine is one of the greatest feelings in football.

Should we see him feature regularly on the pitch, Adams will most definitely provide many assists for Brentford. In just 90 minutes of game time, Adams got 1 assist for Bury in the EFL Trophy, according to Transfermarkt.

The purchasing of Adam indicates that Brentford’s scouting is of great quality. It also tells the fans that Brentford is looking to build for a more prosperous future.

It is unsure as to whether Adams will get much first-team football this season, but he is most definitely a name to keep an eye on. Joe Adams.

2 players Sheff Utd could spend 15m on instead of Brentford midfielder

Sheffield United could be about to splash some cash in signing Neal Maupay for £15 million. Today the Football Manc Cave is looking at other possible options for Sheffield Utd to look at.

Brentford has slashed their asking price for Maupay as they originally wanted £22 million. If Sheffield United do negotiate a deal for £15 million, he will still be a record signing.

The 22-year-old midfielder has had spells with the likes of Nice and Saint-Étienne until he got the chance to join Brentford in 2017. He’s since had 85 appearances with them and bagged 37 goals. Now the Frenchman is rumoured to be keen on exploring a move to South Yorkshire.

This news has created different opinions from both sets of fans. Brentford fans won’t be happy with the lowering of price and Sheffield Utd fans are hoping the transfer will go ahead.

In case the signing doesn’t happen for any reason at all or the French midfielder decides to stay put, we’ve picked out two back up options that Sheffield United could look at…

Oliver McBurnie

Sheffield Utd has already made it clear that they are interested in the 22-year-old, and I do think they should continue their advances to try and sign the striker. He’s been with Swansea City since 2015 although he was loaned out to Newport County, Bristol Rovers and Barnsley. This might be a perfect opportunity for him to take a chance and have a change of clubs permanently. It’s looking like Swansea are wanting around the £20 million marks for their man. This isn’t much more than the asking price for Maupay so may be worth the bid.

Charlie Austin

The 30-year-old striker has made football headlines as he has been left out of Southampton’s pre-season tour squad. This suggests that he may be ready to leave his current club this summer. Bookies are now predicting that Sheffield Utd will be at the top of the clubs linked with Austin. He’s got enough experience as he’s been with Burnley, Queens Park Rangers and most recently at Southampton, he’s had 71 games and 16 goals since 2016.

He may not be the most obvious choice and fans may disagree with me. However, he is a cheaper option. It would be a bonus if the Blades could bag two of the above-mentioned players to try and strengthen their squad ahead of next season.

OPINION: Wigan Athletic looks likely to bring Everton’s Antonee Robinson in, how good can he be?

Wigan have made a bid to sign Everton youngster Antonee Robinson on a permanent deal, following a successful loan spell at The Latics last season. Although they have a fight on their hands, with Bristol City and Brentford also interested in signing the defender.

The American international made 26 appearances for Wigan, particularly impressing towards the end of the campaign. Lucas Digne was outstanding in his first season at The Toffees, while Leighton Baines has recently signed a new one year deal, therefore Robinson will be looking for a move away to guarantee himself first-team football.

The 21-year-old initially struggled with the physicality of the Championship, using his pace to rectify defensive mistakes. Although very good at going forward, I doubted whether he’d ever been a good left back because of his inability to defend.

However, since returning from a leg break that kept him on the sidelines for a few months, he was outstanding. Almost looked like a different player. Much better defensive awareness, stronger in the tackle, read the game well while using his electric pace to attack up the wing.

It’s reported that Everton values him at around £2.5 million. I think that’s an absolute steal in today’s market, a couple of good years in the Championship and a Premier League club will sign him for £5 million+. Yes, I’m already thinking about the resale value, that’s the Wigan way.

The ambition of the new Wigan owners has been questioned, with us yet to make a signing. If we sign Robinson, that will be a real statement of intent. Brentford and Bristol City will both finish above us next season, can we tempt Robinson back? Get the war chest open.