Steve Davis has great respect for Wigan's young manager Gary Caldwell
Steve Davis hopes that Gary Caldwell can successfully turn around Wigan Athletics’ fortunes following their rapid decline from the top tier and their famous FA Cup success of 2013. Robert Martinez's side defeated a star-studded Manchester City side 1-0 at Wembley.
The Latics now find themselves back in League One and they have to live with the expectation of being one of the favourites for an instant return to the Championship.
Caldwell has had to oversee a massive turnout of players and Davis says that the Scotsman will work as hard as anyone to turn the club around.
Ahead of our trip to the DW Stadium, Steve told the club’s official web-site: “It is a tough job for Gary, especially as he is a new manager but he will keen to do very well.
“I for one hope he does because I have great respect for him as a man. He is a great ambassador for Wigan and was a great servant for the club over many years.
“I hope his hard work pays off and he is able to get it right. It is difficult after where they have come from and what they were able to achieve in winning the FA Cup not so long ago, but that happens in football. It usually happens in cycles.
“It has happened to Wolves and Bristol City and even Manchester City were at this level not that long ago. They tend to come again and I’m sure after a period of transition they will be competitive again.
Steve added: “There will be that pressure to bounce back quickly and it may take some time but in Gary they have someone who knows that Football Club better than anyone.”