Whelan ponders Wigan handover

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has admitted he is weighing up whether or not to hand over control of the club to his 21-year-old grandson David. The 74-year-old bought the Latics back in 1995 and has overseen their rise from the depths of the Football League to the Premier League. But Whelan has revealed he may step down after six years in the top flight. ”The time comes for everyone when you need to retire or take a step back because you’re simply not what you used to be,” he said. “What I would like to do is create a dynasty here at Wigan Athletic. My grandson is a bright boy, and is massively keen on football and Wigan Athletic.”