Wigan Athletic have sacked manager Uwe Rosler – putting an extra question mark against the chances of Huddersfield Town keeping hold of Grant Holt into the New Year.
The striker is on loan until the end of December, with no recall facility for Wigan, having fallen out of favour under Rosler, who has paid the price for a poor run of results in the Championship.
Holt, 33, has been a big hit at Town, but it remains to be seen whether a managerial change will alter his situation at the Lancashire club, who could in any case transfer or loan him elsewhere in January.
Wigan, then managed by Owen Coyle, paid Norwich City £2m for the rugged striker the summer before last, and handed him a three-year contract.
But he made only a handful of appearances under former Brentford boss Rosler, who took over from Coyle last December and loaned Holt to Aston Villa the following month.
Wigan have just three wins in 17 league games this season, leaving them third-bottom, and lost to League Two Burton Albion in the Capital One Cup.
Holt made his only Wigan appearance this season as a substitute in that tie.
He has made eight starts and one appearance from the bench for Town.