Paul Cooper

FA Cup quarter final, March 9 2014

Manchester City 1
  • Nasri (68)
Wigan Athletic 2
  • Jordi Gomez (27 pen)
  • Perch (47)

It was under Roberto Martínez that Wigan Athletic shocked Manchester City in the 2013 FA Cup final. Ten months later Martínez was managing Everton, and Roberto Mancini had been succeeded at City by Manuel Pellegrini.

City, incidentally, had recently won the League Cup, and were on the verge of beating Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool to the Premier League title. Wigan, having been relegated to the Championship before appointing former City striker Uwe Rösler as their manager, regardless beat them once again.

A superb defensive display, against so potent an attack, was what gave Rösler’s team an even less likely victory than that secured at Wembley Stadium the previous season. Speaking exclusively to The Coaches’ Voice, the then-Wigan manager revisits their successful approach.

Starting teams and formations

Gary Caldwell

Never stop learning

Gary Caldwell on the lessons learned from his early entry into management in the Football League, and why Roberto Martínez was such a big influence
Uwe Rösler

Built to survive

Former Manchester City striker Uwe Rösler reflects on the highs and lows of his journey from East Germany to Manchester, and beyond
Graeme Jones

No fluke

Graeme Jones exclusively discusses his journey from non-league to a World Cup semi final, and working alongside the respected Roberto Martínez