Wigan Athletic are delighted to announce the appointment of John McGinlay as the club’s new Chief Scout.
The former Bolton Wanderers and Scotland striker arrives at the DW Stadium after a year spent scouting for the Scottish Football Association, prior to which he had been coaching in the USA for the Cincinnati Kings, for whom he finished career with and played a key role in helping develop the club’s youth academy.
Manager Owen Coyle spoke of the latest addition to his backroom staff, saying:
“John is someone who I have known for a very long time, having played together and worked closely off the pitch.
“He has a wealth of experience, a fantastic eye for talent and a real desire to help bring success to Wigan Athletic.
“I’m delighted to have him on board and can’t wait to start working with him once again.”
McGinlay’s playing career spanned an impressive 28 years, beginning in 1978 for Fort William before ending seven years ago in the USA, earning 13 caps for his country in the process and scoring four goals.
At club level he made 336 league appearances and scored 137 goals during his career, the majority of which coming during his time at Bolton Wanderers between 1992 and 1997.