Wellens to stay

Richie Wellens is expected to remain as manager at the Latics after his team suffered an unwelcome relegation on the last day of the 2017/18 season.

Talks have taken place with the new owner and an agreement has been reached to keep him as the fight to return to League One begins. Wellens has already begun his retained list for next season with several players already being released.

He began his tenure as caretaker manager with an unbeaten run of six games; this secured his permanent appointent.