A statement by the club read as follows:
Following a difficult recent period including injuries, a minor disciplinary offence and a serious distraction in his personal life in which he was the victim – all of which have made it impossible for him to focus properly on his career to the extent required by both Club and Player – Martin Gleeson has left Wigan with immediate effect.
He will take a break to refocus before deciding on his future career direction.
Martin stated: “I am very proud to have represented my Hometown Club and am most grateful to the Club Management and, in particular, Ian Lenagan for the support given to me over this difficult period.”
The Wigan Club and the Player will be making no further comment on this matter.