Whelan 'to hand over Wigan reins'

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Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has revealed this could be his last season in control of the club as he considers handing over the reins to his 21-year-old grandson David.

Whelan has bankrolled Wigan's rise from the fourth tier of English football to the Barclays Premier League since buying the club in 1995 but with his 75th birthday approaching on Thursday, the former Blackburn player is looking to the future.

"The time comes for everyone when you need to retire or take a step back because you're simply not what you used to be," he said in Monday's edition of FC Business magazine, according to the Sunday Express.

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