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Roberto Martinez Wanted By Athletic Bilbao

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



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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Wednesday June 8 2011
Time: 7:14AM

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Hopefully just speculation but if he carries on developing the Latics the way he is then Europes top clubs will come knocking
worbo
08/06/2011 07:23:00
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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
08/06/2011 10:22:00
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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
08/06/2011 10:53:00
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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
08/06/2011 23:51:00
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