Dave Whelan has resigned from his position as Wigan chairman, a post he has held for 20 years.
The 78-year-old announced his decision on Tuesday morning and while he will remain the owner of the Championship struggler’s, his 23-year-old Grandson, David Sharpe will take over the running of the club.
So, what does the future hold for the Latics?
Will Sharpe bring a youthful tenacity to the table and push Wigan back to the bright lights of the Premier League?
Or will his inexperience and expected naivety toward the game count against him?
If anyone knows then it’s the ramblings of Twitter users everywhere:
On a day like today it's important to remember that, in a court of law, Dave Whelan gave Stuart Hall a character reference.
— Benny Berger (@benny_berger) March 3, 2015
Now that he's stepping down let's all take a moment to remember the little known fact that that Dave Whelan broke his leg in an FA Cup final
— Mark Harrison (@MarkHarrison23) March 3, 2015
Has anyone checked Dave Whelan's grandson's medical records? #wafc
— breezeblock (@iBreezeblock) March 3, 2015
Dave Whelan's only resigned so he can focus on finishing his book about how he broke his leg in an FA Cup final
— Matt (@MattyyAustin) March 3, 2015
dave whelan resigning to spend more time being a racist
— mark wright (@markwrightuk88) March 3, 2015
Dave Whelan has quit as Wigan chairman and appointed his grandson as his successor. "I broke my leg once," said Whelan in a statement.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 3, 2015
If Dave Whelan's grandson doesn't speak of the time his grandfather broke his leg in FA Cup final, I'll be disappointed.
— Mocky (@M0CKY92) March 3, 2015