Scharner set to quit Wigan

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Wigan midfielder Paul Scharner has confirmed that he expects to leave the club this summer.

Scharner came off the bench in yesterday's 2-2 draw against Hull at the DW Stadium with 'THANX' dyed into his hair, before providing the assist for Steven Gohouri's late equaliser.

Afterwards the 30-year-old Austrian said it would be his last home game for the Latics, who he joined in 2006.

"This was the last game at the DW Stadium for me, that's true - as a Wigan player," Scharner told BBC Radio Manchester.

"Next season, I am looking for a midfield position but it's too early to say at which club. I am looking to stay in the Premier League."

He continued: "I have lots of memories. I think we have to talk for another 30 minutes to cover all the stuff.

"First of all I have to say thank you to the chairman of Wigan Athletic for giving me the chance to play in the Premier League.

"And another thank you to the supporters. They created a nice song for me. It was very enjoyable and I go home with tears in my eyes."

Meanwhile, Wigan have confirmed that chief executive Brenda Spencer will be retiring at the end of July after 24 years with the Latics.

Spencer, who joined the club in 1986 and has seen it rise from the foot of the old Division Four to the Barclays Premier League, said: "Wigan Athletic has been my life for the past 24 years and it has been an incredible journey.

"To think that we are in the Premier League for a sixth season is another testament to all that has been achieved here and it's going to be very strange not being involved on a day to day basis any more.

"But of course, I will be watching avidly and cheering on the team from the sidelines."

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