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Whelan Behind Martinez All The Way

Whelan Behind Martinez All The Way



Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan has given Latics boss Roberto Martinez is absolute backing as the club find themselves languishing at the foot of the Premier League.

Speaking to the Independent, Whelan says that even if the Latics get relegated Martinez would be the man to bring the club back up, he also says that if Martinez had the cash he could bring in the players needed to climb the table.

Whelan said: 'Sacking him isn't even a consideration. Roberto is a fantastic, honest manager who knows our strengths and weaknesses'

'There will be no way I will sack him. And if we did get relegated to the Championship I have every faith in him to get us promoted again.

'It is a partnership at a football club, everyone has to realise that. You have to have partnerships to succeed between manager and players and manager and boardroom.

'Wigan have that. We're the smallest club in the Premier League but I would say there is no doubt about it that we are the happiest out of the 20.

'We have patient supporters, which helps. There is a faith in what we have and I don't want to see that change.'

'If Roberto was given a basket of money he would definitely put it right and if he sells a player in January he will get that money for signing someone new.

'We need bigger, better and stronger players as we look to improve.'

'We have been incredibly unlucky this season and that isn't Roberto's fault, That decision was the worst one I've seen in all my years in football.

'It doesn't balance itself out over the season and these calls have a huge bearing on the table at the end of the season.'




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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Friday December 9 2011
Time: 10:14AM

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Keep the faith
worbo
09/12/2011 10:16:00
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"We have patient supporters" rubbish, when we lose the majority of fans want him sacked
Catterall
09/12/2011 10:34:00
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if he sells in january he will get the money to buy someone else. oh yeah just like we got charlies money.more bull
johnney handsome
09/12/2011 11:26:00
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Just love to hear what the chairman says for his view on Bobby. Let's give us our unwavering support to the manager like him and keep the faith. It's not over till it's over!!
hongkonglatic
09/12/2011 12:19:00
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same same same crap comes out out of d.w s mouth so frustrating with these pair
wigantrev
09/12/2011 12:34:00
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right i dont want martinez sacked but thats the wrong message to give out he should be feeling the pressure that relegation=failure not that it is acceptable
legolad
09/12/2011 17:06:00
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