Will the shit hit the fan? Of course not - Pardew 'The Doormat' does what he's told - even though he wanted Perch to sign a new deal.
27-year-old Perch has put pen to paper on a four-year deal at the DW Stadium and becomes new manager Owen Coyle's fourth recruit for Athletic. He is thought to have cost the FA Cup winners around £750,000.
It brings to an end Perch's three-year stay at Newcastle where (let's be honest) he never set the Premiership alight.
In today's newspaper it says : "He can play in the centre of midfield or anywhere in defence, and became a crowd favourite."
Ah well . that's kind at least.
James Perch: "I think Wigan Athletic is a great club and after speaking with the manager, his ambition and determination to take the club back to the Premier League where it belongs is something I wanted to be a part of.
"It feels great to be here with a new challenge ahead of me, and I'm very excited at getting that started.
"The prospect of helping to get the team promoted was really appealing and I can't wait to meet the rest of the boys and get started."
Coyle had already brought in Burnley midfielder Chris McCann, Blackpool left-back Stephen Crainey and Norwegian defender Thomas Rogne.
Source: Newcastle United Mad