Sikh football coach appointed as the First Team Coach for Wigan Athletic.

Sikh football coach Ashvir Singh Johal has been appointed as the First Team Coach for Championship side Wigan Athletic.
Sikh football coach Ashvir Singh Johal has been appointed as the First Team Coach for Championship side Wigan Athletic.

Wigan Athletic saw a number of new appointments to their backroom staff and among them is Ashvir Singh Johal, who is a new First Team Coach for the Championship side.

Ashvir has been a coach for the Guru Nanak Football Club (GNG FC), a community club that was established in Leicester by a group of Asian men.

GNG FC grew and became more successful, winning city and county leagues. The team also toured India won games overseas.

In the 2000s, the club started to involve younger players and today they have over 10 teams.

In 2014, Ashvir became an academy coach at Leicester City FC, becoming the youngest Sikh professional football coach to do so.

He spent eight years at the club and has now been named First Team Coach at Wigan Athletic.

On Twitter, the coach wrote: “I am delighted to be appointed as First Team Coach at Wigan Athletic.

“Thank you to Leicester City for giving me the opportunity to go on an amazing journey over the last eight years.”