Simon Grayson set for shock return to management with crisis club Wigan with administrators drafting in experienced boss

SIMON GRAYSON is set for a shock return to management with crisis club Wigan Athletic.

Grayson will be brought in by the administrators to run the side and take the senior role currently filled by caretaker Leam Richardson.

The experienced boss will be drafted in to help the backroom team and should be in the dug-out for the opener at Ipswich on Sunday.

It is a remarkable move while the admins try to find a buyer but run into massive problems finding anyone to pick up the full £4million bill.

Grayson is happy to help after being out of work since a brief stint at Blackpool ended a year ago.

He has also worked at this level with Preston and been a success.

It will be an open-ended relationship with Grayson on a minimal salary but keen to get back into the game with no idea how long it will last.

Grayson is known to administrator Gerald Krasner but the idea to bring him in was also from Richardson who succeeded Paul Cook when he quit last month.

Meanwhile, Wigan's potential new owners are willing to move GROUND to play at Leigh's Rugby League stadium.

The American takeover pair Randy Frankel and Michael Kalt are in talks about the shock switch of 'home' as they try to get a deal done to rescue the club from administration.

The change of address from Wigan's old DW Stadium ground would need approval by the EFL.

But it is already used by Manchester United in the WSL as well as Leigh in the rugby world.

This surprise idea has also been run past supporters groups and the local authorities and is now part of their plans for the future.

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