Dave Whelan has known as on Wigan to aspire for a Premier League return following Phoenix 2021 Restricted’s takeover of the membership.
Wigan went into administration final summer time and discovering new homeowners has been a tortuous course of, with a proposed take care of a Spanish consortium collapsing in January.
However on Tuesday evening it was introduced that the UK-based firm owned by Abdulrahman Al-Jasmi has now taken management of the membership.
Wigan are at present in League One‘s relegation zone and have skilled all types of ups and downs since being relegated from the Premier League in the 2012/13 season which additionally noticed them win the FA Cup.
Whelan took over the Latics in 1995 and guided them up the divisions to succeed in the Premier League ten years later.
The 84-year-old expressed his delight on the membership being in new fingers however now believes the work to get them again into the highest flight begins now.
He advised talkSPORT: “I used to be ready for somebody to come back alongside and take them over as a result of Wigan Athletic are Wigan Athletic. They [the fans] need somebody who owns it, who’s , who loves the membership.
“It desires an proprietor who’s taken with one factor and one factor solely and that’s constructing Wigan Athletic and getting them again into the Premier League. Hopefully the membership modifications for the higher.
“Wigan Athletic is Wigan Athletic. We’ve been a soccer membership for a very long time. I’ve acquired nice, nice recollections of what Wigan Athletic did.”