Owen Coyle has been sacked by Wigan after owner Dave Whelan reacted to fan displeasure following the home defeat to Derby County.

Wigan lost at the DW Stadium on Sunday for the third time in a week and Coyle met Whelan afterwards for crisis talks where it was decided to end the Scot's brief reign.

Despite possessing one of the Championship's strongest squads, they are 14th with 22 points from 16 games.