UK time is: 20:53:30
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Roberto Martinez Wanted By Athletic Bilbao






According to the Daily Star, La Liga side Athletic Bilbao are interested in taking Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez as a replacement for departing manager, Joaquin Caparros who is off to Atletico Madrid

Dismiss it out of hand as pure speculation? I don't think so, a job like this would certainly interest Martinez, Bilbao are an established La Liga side with a decent squad, they have qualified for next seasons Europa League competition and Inaki Bergara, Latics goalkeeping coach, played for and coached at Bilbao, so there is a connection, but it could all be a little too soon.

Martinez has very strong ties to the Latics, when he says he has the club is in his heart he is telling the truth, he has started reshaping the club building a young, talented squad that can hold their own in the Premier League, investing heavily, time and effort, in the youth system, which he has renamed the development squad and he's got the first team playing a great style of football, on the ground without the big boot up field. He is rightly proud of what he`s starting to achieve at Wigan.

It is still work in progress though and the job is long haul, hopefully this and the fact that Martinez does have genuine feelings for the Latics will encourage him to stay put for the time being. He is a manager with a very bright future and enormous potential to go all the way to the top, here's hoping that the potential is developed for a while longer at the Latics.

Roberto Martinez, passing up on Bilbao?



By permission of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic



Bookmark and Share



Join The Vital Debate


















Latics and Proud



Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan

To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 8 2011

Time: 7:14AM

Your Comments

Hopefully just speculation but if he carries on developing the Latics the way he is then Europes top clubs will come knocking
worbo
He wont leave us now, hes in the middle of his "5 year plan" One day he'll manage Barcelona!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But not yet! HOPEFULLY!
Marksparko
He talks about players developing and learning, and only moving when the time is right. That will also be his plan, so he is not yet ready to move, as he has still to achive something special at Wigan.
taff57
His supportive from fans haven't been really good imo, have seen 85% of the comments on facebook that they wanted him to get fired (before he managed to save us from relegation). So don't see anything wrong with leaving Wigan tbh.
nekken
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

To Me To You - Latics 1 Rotherham 2 (Sunday December 21 2014)

Football Truce? What Was Going On! (Sunday December 21 2014)

R.C.G. Are Backing Wigan Athletic (Saturday December 20 2014)

Latics v Rotherham - Big Game Preview (Saturday December 20 2014)

The 12th Man - Jingle Bells To That (Friday December 19 2014)

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. scotdave 123
2. russialatic 103
3. worbo 91
4. Pauvre Jean 91
5. Whittleblue 85
6. Bert Hughes 62
7. Thorpyness 60
8. hindleymonwafc 45
9. Lazysid 45
10. Oscarbon 43

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 1 - 2 Rotherham
Watford 2 - 1 Wigan
Wigan 0 - 1 Norwich
Sheff Wed 2 - 1 Wigan
Wigan 1 - 1 Middlesbrough
Bolton 3 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Leeds Utd 22 6 6 10 -7 24
19. Rotherham 22 5 9 8 -9 24
20. Huddersfield 22 6 6 10 -12 24
21. Millwall 22 5 8 9 -9 23
22. Brighton 22 3 10 9 -8 19
23. Wigan 22 3 8 11 -8 17
24. Blackpool 21 2 6 13 -22 12

Breaking League News

Wolves 1 Brighton 1 (Report)
Brighton : 21/12/2014 20:42:00
Rams Held By Canaries
Derby County : 21/12/2014 20:36:00
Derby County : 21/12/2014 20:34:00
LUFC Sharp - I want to start every game
Leeds Utd : 21/12/2014 20:23:00
Gray - We Have To Be Better Than That
Sheff Wed : 21/12/2014 19:57:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Rotherham
Suggested By:  James Perch
James Perch 20%
James Perch 80%