League One’s bottom club, Wigan Athletic, want to appoint a former Barnet boss as the potential replacement for John Sheridan.
TEAMtalk report that the Latics target a progressive coach to take over from Sheridan, who is with the club on a month-to-month contract, but it expected to head for Swindon Town.
Darren Currie is set to be amongst the candidates to take charge at the DW Stadium and help guide them further away from trouble and a second successive relegation in recent seasons.
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Wigan are currently placed 24th in the League One table, having lost eight of their opening nine games. They were also on the end of an embarrassing FA Cup giant-killing against National League North club Chorley last weekend.
The Latics are also still in administration, but a deal has been agreed with a Spanish-based consortium to take charge and give some hope of better times ahead.
Darren Currie is an ex-footballer who has played for the likes of Brighton & Hove Albion and Ipswich as a winger before going into management and ended up taking charge at The Hive in 2018.
He made a big impact at the Bees, guiding them into the National League play-offs in recent years whilst also taking them to the FA Cup fourth round when Brentford needed a replay to beat them.
The manager was left gutted and emotional when talking after his side’s 2-0 defeat to Notts County in the National League playoffs.
The Bees had previously knocked out Yeovil Town also with a 2-0 victory at Huish Park, a result which surprised many.
An emotional Darren Currie reacts to this afternoon’s play-off exit
— Barnet FC ? (@BarnetFC) July 25, 2020
DARREN CURRIE’S CAREER STATS:
1993–1996 – West Ham United
1994–1995 → Shrewsbury Town (loan) – 17 matches (2 goals)
1995 → Leyton Orient (loan) – 10 matches (0 goals)
1996–1998 – Shrewsbury Town – 66 matches (8 goals)
1998 – Plymouth Argyle – 7 matches (0 goals)
1998–2001 – Barnet – 127 matches (19 goals)
2001–2004 – Wycombe Wanderers – 126 matches (14 goals)
2004 – Brighton & Hove Albion – 22 matches (2 goals)
2004–2007 – Ipswich Town – 83 matches (9 goals)
2006–2007 → Coventry City (loan) – 8 matches (0 goals)
2007 → Derby County (loan) – 7 matches (1 goal)
2007–2008 – Luton Town – 31 matches (2 goals)
2008–2010 – Chesterfield – 31 matches (3 goals)
2009–2010 → Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) – 5 matches (0 goals)
2010–2011 – Dagenham & Redbridge – 33 matches (1 goal)
2011 – Boreham Wood – 5 matches (2 goals)
2011–2012 – Hendon – 36 matches (2 goals)
2012–2013 – Dagenham & Redbridge – 0 matches (0 goals)
Total – 614 matches (65 goals)
Dagenham & Redbridge (caretaker) – 21 Dec 2015 until 31 Dec 2015 – 2 games, 1 won, 0 drew, 1 lost, 50.00 % win
Barnet – 28 Dec 2018 until Present – 75 games, 29 won, 25 drew, 21 lost, 38.67 % win
Total – 77 games, 30 won, 25 drew, 22 lost, 38.96 % win
Because of his managerial performance have seen him recognised as a manager with huge potential.
Southend United were one of many clubs at English Football League level expressing an interest in securing his services and Currie did have talks with them before the job went to someone else.
Fans reacted after seeing that Wigan want to appoint the former Barnet boss as John Sheridan’s replacement…
Darren currie being toted as Sheridan replacement stinks if krasner again Leeds influence uncle tony ex Leeds gets more pathetic by the day !! #wafc
— fudgy66 (@fudgy66) November 12, 2020
@laticsofficial if sheriden leaves give the managers job to ex striker Simon Haworth, he’s doing a great job at Staleybridge Celtic, rather than getting Caldwell back in, bringing managers back for a second time is like going back to your ex, just look what Steve Bruce did #wafc
— piffy ray (@piffyray) November 13, 2020
Congratulations, Gary, to you and all your compatriots. Please come home to Wigan. We’re being linked with a former Barnet manager, for God’s sake! We need you back.
— Joe (@mrjoevember) November 12, 2020