Wigan Athletic Manager
Roberto Martinez was appointed manager of Wigan Athletic manager in June 2009 , 8 years after leaving the club as a player.
His first game in charge was a 2-0 away win at Aston Villa on Saturday 15 August 2009, when goals from Hugo Rodallega and Jason Koumas got his Latics managerial career off to a flying start.
As a player Roberto began his professional career at Real Zaragoza, before briefly return to Balaguer. He then moved to Springifeld Park followed by spells at Motherwell, Walsall, Swansea and finally Chester City
The Gateshead-born assistant manager has played for nine different clubs over his 14 year career but he made his biggest impact in a Latics shirt, in a spell that lasted three years between 1996 and 1999.
In his first season as a striker at the club he set a record that is yet to be broken when he scored 31 league goals, including four hat tricks making him the most prolific striker in a single season for Latics.
After leaving Latics in 1999 Jones went on to play for various teams in both Scotland and England, ending his career at Hamilton Academical where he retired aged 36 due to injury.
Despite retiring from playing the game, Jones remained at Hamilton as assistant manager, a role that he has become accustomed to as he served under Roberto Martinez at Swansea City from 2007 to 2009 and followed the manager back to Latics upon leaving the Swans.
Jones’ tactical knowledge of the game is a perfect match for the continental style that Martinez and he is a popular figure in the Wigan Athletic community.
First Team Coach
The career of the former midfield hard-man has heavily involved Wigan Athletic in multiple positions within the club.
He currently works as first team coach and also takes control of the Wigan Athletic Development Squad alongside coach Dennis Lawrence.
Barrow was brought into the role in 2009 under Roberto Martinez.
As a player he joined Latics in 1981, making it his first football league club having played for Chorley, Southport and Altrincham prior to his move.
Barrow’s playing spell was significantly successful and in his first season he helped the club win promotion from the old Division Three into Division Two.
He went on to make over 170 appearances for Latics, scoring 35 goals and playing a major part in the 1985 Freight Rover Trophy final win at Wembley where he was awarded Man of the Match for his performance.
After leaving Latics in 1986, Barrow saw out his playing career for Chester City in a spell that spanned eight years and earned him 248 league appearances with 17 goals.
Such was his impression on the Cheshire club that he was installed as player manager in 1992 until 1994 when he re-joined Latics as manager and helped steer the side away from relegation to the Conference.
Development Squad Coach
A major footballing figure in his native Trinidad and Tobago, Lawrence started his role as a coach at Wigan Athletic in 2009 as part of Roberto Martinez’s staff.
As well as his first team responsibilities, he works alongside Graham Barrow with the Wigan Athletic Development Squad.
His reputation within football was established through his playing career which lasted 16 years and saw him earn 89 caps for his country.
Whilst playing for clubs such as Wrexham, Swansea City and Crewe Alexandra, Lawrence went on to score the goal that qualified Trinidad and Tobago for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in a 1-0 victory over Bahrain.
At the World Cup in Germany, he played every minute of every match, including games against Sweden, Paraguay and England.
Lawrence also spent time as the captain for his national side after the retirement of Dwight Yorke.
Head of Sports Science
Evans joined Latics along with a number of staff when Roberto Martinez was appointed as manager in 2009.
He combines his knowledge of physiotherapy and sports science to help improve the overall fitness of the squad.
This role involves designing specific fitness programmes for improvement and to help the rehabilitation of any players that pick up injuries.
Evans also fronts the medical staff on match days and can often be seen pitch side.
Goalkeeping Coach - Inaki Bergara
U18s Coach - John Doolan
Chief Kit Manager - Dave Mitten
Head of Medicine - Dr Ansar Zaman
Club Doctor - Mike Ashworth
First Team Physiotherapist - Alex Cribley
First Team Physiotherapist - Russel Hitchen
Sports Therapist - Dave Hallam