Wigan target City coach Hunter

Canaries coach Martin Hunter is being targeted by Premiership survivors Wigan Athletic.Wigan boss Chris Hutchings wants Hunter - who was his assistant during his time in charge of Bradford - to help his rebuilding plans at the JJB Stadium following the departure of Paul Jewell at the end of last season.

Canaries coach Martin Hunter is being targeted by Premiership survivors Wigan Athletic.

Wigan boss Chris Hutchings wants Hunter (pictured) - who was his assistant during his time in charge of Bradford - to help his rebuilding plans at the JJB Stadium following the departure of Paul Jewell at the end of last season.

City are maintaining their usual silence over speculation of any sort and while it is believed no official approach has been made, Hutchings has confirmed he is expecting an answer from a target this week.

"I've spoken to someone about the job and am waiting for them to get back with an answer," he said. "Hopefully, I will have somebody pretty soon so we can get things sorted out. It's an appointment I must get right.


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"I could be away watching a player in Europe but I need to know everything is being looked after properly back here in Wigan, therefore it needs to be someone who knows the job, who is good on the training pitch, and has been involved in the game at all levels.

"I want the kind of working relationship I had with Paul Jewell. We had a difference of opinion over some things, but we were never too far apart with our thinking.

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"It was a successful partnership, and I have to make sure whoever comes in can be a success and can carry on with what we do so well here at Wigan."

Hunter, who also worked at Stoke City, was employed by the FA for 13 years and left his role as coach of the Under-19s side to join Nigel Worthington at Carrow Road a year ago. Their relationship lasted only until October 1, when Worthington was sacked.

Hunter applied for the vacant managerial post, but was in charge for just one game - a 3-3 draw at Queen's Park Rangers the day after Peter Grant had been named as Worthington's successor.

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