The chairman of Wigan stepped down today after 20 years, with a parting shot for Leeds United fans.
With the club he bought 20 years ago in deep relegation trouble, what chance do Wigan have of avoiding a return to the third tier of English football?
Whelan will remain as owner and hand over the chair to his grandson David Sharpe.
Wigan Athletic have appointed former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay as their new manager, who succeeds Uwe Rosler in the role.
Brentford boss Uwe Rosler appears set to leave the club, with a move to Wigan Athletic looking increasingly likely.
Wigan's owner can be very pleased with his transfer deadline day business.
The Arsenal transfer target has previously been wanted by Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Liverpool but unfortunately he suffers from a congenital heart defect. Should teams do what Wigan Athletic and West Ham United have done and take a chance on a player who comes with obvious baggage?
'To be honest, I always thought John Bishop was the biggest comedian in the north west, but Dave Whelan seems to have taken that mantle over the last couple of weeks!', Ian Ayre, Liverpool's Managing Director allegedly said in a TV interview.