David Sharpe (proper) took over as Wigan Athletic chairman from his grandfather Dave Whelan (left) in 2015

David Sharpe is to step down as chairman of Championship membership Wigan Athletic as soon as a takeover is accomplished.

The Whelan household are on account of transition their controlling stake of the membership to Hong Kong-based Worldwide Leisure Company subsequent week.

“It has been an honour to be chairman,” Sharpe stated in an open letter.