FORMER Celtic skipper Gary Caldwell was tonight sacked as boss of Championship strugglers Wigan.
The ex-central defender was only in charge of the club for 18 months after taking over from Uwe Rosler, who was also axed.
Caldwell helped the Latics to promotion from the third tier in the previous campaign, but the team have failed to make an impact this time around.
The club are 23rd in the table after 14 games this term, having failed to win in their past four matches.
Chairman David Sharpe said: “I feel that we need to act now in the best long-term interests of the club.”
Caldwell is the second ex-Celt to be sacked in the past week with Alan Stubbs being dumped by Rotherham who are rock bottom of the Championship.
Former Celtic player and manager Tony Mowbray quit following 18 months at League One outfit Coventry City last month after the Midlands outfit failed to win in 10 games.
And ex-Hoops skipper Paul Lambert left the Blackburn Rovers post at the end of last season before being succeeded by Owen Coyle.
Coyle is himself under pressure as his side continues to struggle in the league.