Football: Coyle leaves FA Cup holders Wigan after less than six months

(REUTERS) - Owen Coyle parted company with English FA Cup holders Wigan Athletic on Monday, less than six months after replacing Roberto Martinez as manager of the Championship football club.

The 47-year-old Scot was given the task of leading Wigan back to the Premier League after Spaniard Martinez joined Everton in the close season.

Wigan suffered a fourth defeat in five games on Sunday when they lost 1-3 at home to Derby County.

That defeat left them 14th in the table on 22 points, Coyle having led them to six wins in 16 league games.

Wigan are third in the Europa League Group D but could still qualify for the knockout stages.