Writer: Barry Worthington
Date:Tuesday May 15 2012
The season ends and the speculation begins, Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is being linked with two jobs, Liverpool, even though Dalglish is still in charge and Aston Villa who have just departed company with Alex McLeish
I have no doubt whatsoever that Liverpool would be of interest to Martinez, but probably not at this moment of his career, he has unfinished work at the Latics, the team that he has patiently assembled over the past three seasons has really started to come into form, the potential is there for a storming campaign next time out, plus Liverpool have a manager
There is heavy speculation linking Martinez to the Villa job for the second time in 12 months, he turned them down last year but that hasn't stopped the bookies installing him as their odds on favourite to take the hot set at Villa Park
I don't see Villa being an attractive post for 'our Bob', they are a club that needs a complete overall, they wouldn't appear to be flushed with cash and after changing managers three times in three years they aren't exactly stable
Speaking to the media about the possibility of taking up a new challenge away from the DW Stadium Martinez put the press straight - 'There's not a decision to be made. I'm under contract and at the moment there's nothing else other than preparing for next season and making sure we grow season after season. There's nothing to discuss.
'When there is speculation about players and managers it is because you've done something well. We've done something well and there's speculation, but it's nothing more than that.'
Well said Bobby
Roberto Martinez, Latics Fan, Latics Boss, Latics Legend
By permission of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic
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Date:Tuesday May 15 2012
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