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  • Nickname:Latics
  • Founded:1932
  • Manager:Owen Coyle
  • Ground:JJB Stadium
  • Capacity:25000
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Wigan rule out any Zaki return

08 Jul 2009 - 08:13:18

Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has categorically ruled out the possibility of bringing striker Amr Zaki back to the club.

The Egypt international spent an eventful season-long loan spell at the JJB Stadium last year.

He scored a glut of goals during the first half of the season after joining from Zamalek but angered Latics management after continually arriving back late from international duty.

Former Wigan boss Steve Bruce described Zaki as the most unprofessional player he has ever worked with and Whelan has moved swiftly to deny recent rumours that the striker could be on his way back to the club.

"I don't think there is any way he could come back," he told the Wigan Evening Post.

"Zaki is difficult to control and you can't have indiscipline like he showed here in your club. There is nothing in it at all.

"When you get players with indiscipline like him, you have just got to wipe your hands of them. It's all over with Zaki - full stop."

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