Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

United Face New Boss at St James'

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

United Face New Boss at St James'

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THERE will be a new face in the away dug-out the next time Newcastle United play at St James' Park after yet another Championship manager was sacked.

Wigan Athletic parted company with boss Warren Joyce less than five months after he joined them from Manchester United where he'd been in charge of their under-23s.

The Magpies are next up against Birmingham at St Andrew's on Saturday. But with an international break to follow, supporters must wait until April 1 for their next chance to watch Rafa Benitez's side on Tyneside when they host Wigan.

Joyce has been sacked after winning just six of his 24 games in charge, leaving the Latics 23rd in the league table.

And the club have announced that Joyce's number two at the DW Stadium Graham Barrow has been appointed interim boss until the end of the season.

In a statement on the club website, Wigan Chairman David Sharp said: "It is unfortunate that we have made this decision but with the team in such a perilous position in the league, we need to act now because we cannot afford to fall any further behind. …

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