Football News Update: Wigan Athletic Appoint Former England Midfielder Tom Huddlestone as First-Team Coach

In a move that is sure to excite Football News enthusiasts, Wigan Athletic have announced the appointment of former England midfielder Tom Huddlestone as their new first-team coach. The 37-year-old brings a wealth of experience to the League One club, having enjoyed a successful playing career that saw him lift the League Cup with Tottenham in 2008 and reach the FA Cup final with Hull City in 2014.

Huddlestone made a total of 470 appearances in the Premier League and Championship during his playing days and earned four caps for the England national team between 2009 and 2012. After hanging up his boots, he moved into coaching, taking on a player-coach role with Manchester United’s under-21 side, where he has spent the last two seasons.

“The last two years have been really educational from a coaching standpoint,” Huddlestone told Wigan’s official website. “It’s given me the ambition as coaching is something I want to do long-term, and I’m grateful to have this opportunity at the beginning of my coaching journey.”

Huddlestone’s appointment reunites him with Latics manager Shaun Maloney, with whom he previously worked during their time together at Hull. Maloney has also added Pakistan Under-20s head coach Shadab Iftikhar to the club’s backroom staff, joining Huddlestone as another first-team coach.

This news will undoubtedly be of great interest to fans of Football News, particularly those following the developments in the Euro 2024, Champions League, FIFA World Cup, Women’s World Cup, Africa Cup of Nations Standings, Premier League, EFL Cup, EFL Championship, EFL One, EFL Two, and FA Cup competitions. Wigan Athletic’s decision to bring in a coach with Huddlestone’s expertise and pedigree could prove to be a significant move as they look to strengthen their squad and challenge for promotion in the upcoming season.

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