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Roberto Martinez Set To Turn Down Aston Villa

Roberto Martinez Set To Turn Down Aston Villa






Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez is set to turn down the opportunity to become boss of Aston Villa to carry on with the fantastic job he has started at the Latics.

Villa owner Randy Lerner approached his Latics counterpart Dave Whelan for permission to speak to Martinez, that permission was granted and on his return from Barbados, where he has been on a holiday with his wife, Martinez met with Lerner but it is understood that he is reluctant to leave the DW Stadium at the moment and he wants to continue working at the Latics for at least one more season.

Confirming that he has agreed for Villa to talk to Martinez, Dave Whelan said: "I`d be surprised if he is Villa`s new manager"

"I have made it clear to him that I will be extending his contract.

"Villa have acted above board and in a totally professional manner throughout. They wrote to me asking for permission to speak to Roberto. He was on holiday at the time and I granted Villa permission."


Without question one of the best young managers in club football Martinez is destined for a job at one of Europes elite clubs and it will become increasingly difficult for the 37 year old to stay at the DW Stadium when the big boys come courting, but for the time being it would appear that he is set to carry on building for the future with his first love, Wigan Athletic.



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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Thursday June 9 2011
Time: 1:10AM

Comments

0
Dont go Bobby, stay with us, its a job for life
worbo
09/06/2011 01:16:00
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I exepct him to carry on his promise, thats his 5 year plan, wants to get us into Europe, accomplish this with us Bobby, you will leave wigan with the fans support, leave now and it shows no loyalty in football, we want you to stay, read this and remember that!
diameslovechild
09/06/2011 01:22:00
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Martinez = next Barca manager
freddawlanen
09/06/2011 01:23:00
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Where in that statement does martinez say he will stay? Not too sure if we need someone like him at the moment but if we offer most managers apart from the big 6 the job they will take it...Money talks.
P.Avfc
09/06/2011 08:18:00
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As I've said elsewhere going for a look and then saying, i'm better off at Wigan is all about sending a message to his squad.
thorpyness
09/06/2011 08:59:00
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if he goes i will loose faith in humanity
legolad
09/06/2011 09:48:00
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If he wasn't interest then why cut his family holiday short? Not saying he is definitely going to be the next villa manager but his actions certainly suggest he has some interest.
young_jonah
09/06/2011 10:52:00
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Plus don't forget he ditched Swansea for you after telling them he would never leave.
young_jonah
09/06/2011 10:53:00
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He didnt cut his holiday short, he was due back this week, Whelan said Villa asked for permission to speak last week, so it looks like he finished his holiday off to me
worbo
09/06/2011 10:59:00
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Please stay Bobby :'(
Marksparko
09/06/2011 16:23:00
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