Wigan have acted quickly in appointing a new manager, with former captain Gary Caldwell taking the reigns following Malky Mackay’s sacking yesterday.
Mackay parted ways with the club following another disappointing Championship defeat to Derby County, forcing the Latics to turn to Caldwell to rescue their season.
Wigan are currently languishing 23rd in the league and are eight points from safety.
But the club will be hoping ex-Scotland international Caldwell can turn things around.
The 32-year-old retired earlier this season, suffering from a recurring hip problem but was an essential part of Wigan’s squad which won the FA Cup in 2013.
However, despite Caldwell playing over 100 games for the club, those who use social media were far from convinced with his appointment.
In fact, they found the news of the former Celtic defender taking the hotseat to be all together quite amusing:
"But gaffer, we don't normally practice own goals" – Wigan players respond badly to new boss Gary Caldwell's first training session.
— Oldfirmfacts (@Oldfirmfacts1) April 7, 2015
Can't cope with Gary Caldwell being Wigan's new manager
— E (@ehrym) April 7, 2015
Wow how mighty Wigan have fallen Roberto Martinez to Malky Mackay and now Gary Caldwell is the manager #banter ??
— Simon Willis (@SimonWillis2) April 7, 2015
Full on thought Wigan appointing Gary Caldwell was a troll. Fair play, football.
— Nick Murphy (@NickMurphy1995) April 7, 2015
Gary Caldwell. Is football broken again?
— Alan Meikle (@AlanMeikle) April 7, 2015
Since Wigan have appointed Gary Caldwell as their manager, would anyone have Daniel Gabbidon/Craig Bellamy as manager?
— CCFC Central (@CCFC_Central) April 7, 2015
Gary Caldwell is the new Wigan Manager. Watch out for long range passing into the upper rows & own goals becoming a trend at Wigan.
— Paul Mathieson (@mathieson_paul) April 7, 2015
Gary Caldwell!? The lunatics have actually taken over the asylum.
— Gav F (@gavf1874) April 7, 2015
Things Gary Caldwell can manage: to fuck things up headers
— The $paced God (@FifeDawg84) April 7, 2015