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Rene Meulensteen Favorite to Succeed Roberto Martinez As Wigan Manager

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Former Manchester United first team coach Rene Meulensteen has emerged as a surprise favorite to replace Roberto Martinez as the manager of Wigan Athletic, according to the Manchester Evening News.

David Moyes recently decided to let Meulensteen leave Old Trafford after the Dutch coach rejected an opportunity to coach the youth team. Meulensteen had spent the last seven years at Manchester United.

The last time Meulensteen was in a managerial role was in 2006-07 when he managed Brondby in Denmark. He’s also managed clubs in the Middle East. While Meulensteen’s opportunity to manage at Wigan Athletic would be a fantastic move for the Dutchman, I can’t see it happening. While there’s no doubt that Meulensteen is gifted in what he does, whether he’d be able to make the step up to managing at Wigan Athletic in the Championship may be too much to ask.

What do you think? Should Wigan consider Meulensteen for the managerial position to replace Martinez? Or would Wigan be better off hiring someone else more qualified who can try to bring the Latics back up into the Premier League? Share your opinion in the comments section below.

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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