Scharner eyeing Wigan exit

Free agent confirms he has played last home game for Wigan

Scharner: 'Thanx' for the good times

Reported Everton and Fulham target Paul Scharner has confirmed he has played his last home game for Wigan.

The 30-year-old midfielder, who will be a free agent in the summer, came off the bench to provide the assist for Steven Gohouri's late equaliser in Wigan's 2-2 draw against Hull at the DW Stadium on Monday.

The Austrian, who joined the Latics in 2006, had 'THANX' dyed into his hair as he confirmed it would be his last home game for the club.

He said: "This was the last game at the DW Stadium for me, that's true - as a Wigan player.

Too early

"Next season, I am looking for a midfield position but it's too early to say at which club. I am looking to stay in the Premier League."

He continued: "I have lots of memories. I think we have to talk for another 30 minutes to cover all the stuff.

"First of all I have to say thank you to the chairman of Wigan Athletic for giving me the chance to play in the Premier League.

"And another thank you to the supporters. They created a nice song for me. It was very enjoyable and I go home with tears in my eyes."

Spencer retirement

Meanwhile, the Latics have confirmed that chief executive Brenda Spencer will be retiring at the end of July after 24 years with the club.

Spencer, who joined the Latics in 1986 and has seen it rise from the foot of the old Division Four to the Premier League, said: "Wigan Athletic has been my life for the past 24 years and it has been an incredible journey.

"To think that we are in the Premier League for a sixth season is another testament to all that has been achieved here and it's going to be very strange not being involved on a day to day basis any more.

"But of course, I will be watching avidly and cheering on the team from the sidelines."