One manager who is very likely to become the next manager of Wigan Athletic after John Sheridan recently left for Swindon Town is the current caretaker manager, Leam Richardson.
In his first managerial position, Richardson was appointed as caretaker/assistant manager at Accrington Stanley under Paul Cook. However, when Cook moved on to the Chesterfield role in October 2012, Richardson became manager of Accrington Stanley.
Although Richardson won his first fixture in charge against Bristol Rovers, his time ultimately was quite a failure, winning nine out of the 33 games played in League Two, which placed them in 18th position. This inevitably was the last time he would manage a side, until 2020, as since he has been working under Paul Cook as his assistant.
Chesterfield, Portsmouth and Wigan are all clubs Richardson worked under Cook until the manager resigned in 2020. Before Sheridan was appointed, Richardson managed Wigan for one game before becoming the assistant to the new manager.
Now, despite having less than a year’s worth of experience as a manager, Richardson has worked very closely with the footballing world and especially with Wigan in recent years. Currently, Richardson's odds of becoming the next Wigan manager is priced at 1/3.