WIGAN are in talks with John Sheridan about quitting Irish side Waterford and becoming their new boss.
Sheridan could return to England to take charge of the League One team despite the fact they are in administration.
Caretaker Leam Richardson wanted Simon Grayson to join but he has yet to admit and the chase has now turned to Sheridan.
Sheridan is nearing the end of his contract in Ireland and could take the chance of getting back into the English game – even for a short spell.
Wigan go to Ipswich for the opening game in League One with just ONE player left from the starting eleven against Fulham in their last match.
The cash-strapped club are in dire straits after administrators were summoned in July.
It resulted in a 12-point penalty and relegation from the Championship to League One.
They are desperately looking for new owners to reverse their fortunes.
But in the meantime, a Supporters’ Club Crowdfunder page has been set up to raise cash and save Wigan from going under.
Former Lactics favourites including Roberto Martinez, Reece James and James McClean have all stepped forward with donations.
And it emerged Victor Moses contributed £20,000 to the fundraiser in a touching gesture.
Wigan tweeted: “Thank you Victor Moses. Victor has pledged a significant donation to Save Our Club!”
The Chelsea wing-back, 29, starred for Wigan between 2010 and 2012.
And after making an anonymous donation on Tuesday, the Wigan Athletic Supporters’ Club wanted to make sure he received recognition.
Wigan Athletic will always have a special place in my heart.I have so many incredible memories from my time there and the people of Wigan&everyone associated with the club have always been so good to me and my family.We must do all we can to protect the future of this great club. pic.twitter.com/MgWALX35Nh
Chairperson Caroline Molyneux said: “Wow – what can we say?
“When Victor got in touch to say he wanted to help by donating such a substantial amount, I just couldn’t believe what I was hearing – it’s such an incredible gesture.
“Victor wanted to make the donation and remain anonymous but we simply had to make sure he gets the recognition he deserves.
“Victor’s contribution has taken us past £650,000 and to within £100,000 of our next target of £750,000.”