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Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan backs boss Uwe Rosler

12 November 2014

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has thrown his support behind manager Uwe Rosler after Latics dropped into the Sky Bet Championship's bottom three.

Friday's 3-1 defeat at Bolton left Wigan with just four wins in their past 24 games and Fulham's win over Huddersfield on Saturday ensured Rosler's men slipped into the relegation zone just 18 months after winning the FA Cup.

The German was furious with the manner of the second-half collapse at Macron Stadium as the hosts scored three times in 11 minutes to leave Rosler admitting his team had "given up" in an "embarrassing" loss.

Moreover, Rosler had deflected a question on whether he feared for his job by insisting that was for Whelan to decide.

However, Whelan has publicly backed Rosler and told those playing under him that more is required if they are to stop the rot.

"There is nothing wrong with the manager," Whelan told the Wigan Evening Post.

"A good manager doesn't become a bad manager overnight, and Uwe Rosler is a good manager.

"There is no question over his ability. He's solid.  He's just not getting enough from the players at the moment. I spoke with Uwe on Friday and I told him I was 100 per cent behind him. He needs support from everyone, and he will get it.

"The players need to pull their fingers out and give it everything - not 80 per cent or 90 per cent, but 100 per cent."

The paper ran a poll on Tuesday asking if Whelan was right to give Rosler his support and 67 per cent of Latics fans replied 'no'.

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