Former club legend, Kevin Kilbane has recently returned to the DW - taking up the vacant managerial role. The role has been empty since the end of last season, when Roberto Martinez left the Latics for Everton, after the club were relegated from the Premier League - despite winning the FA Cup.
Kilbane returns to the DW
Kilbane played 79 games for Wigan during his 3 year spell, before he left for Hull. The Englishman retired from Football on the 8th December 2012 - due to injuries. During his international career, Kilbane played for the Republic Of Ireland which was where his parents were raised, he was capped 110 times for his country - one of the most capped players for Republic Of Ireland.
Kilbane recently told BBC Sport : It's amazing to be back at the club again and be around the fans again - who have already shown their support towards me. I hope that we can secure promotion back to the Premier League, that's where we belong - I'm confident we can achieve that too.
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