Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Whelan On Martinez - Wigan Athletic

Whelan On Martinez - Wigan Athletic



Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has spoken about Roberto Martinez and his decision to stay at the Latics despite interest from Premier League rivals Liverpool and Aston Villa, over to you Dave:

'Roberto is staying at Wigan and of course I am absolutely delighted. He was never offered the job at Liverpool because he wasn't happy with the way the job was presented to him.

'He has had some talks with Villa but he's not going to go there. Villa are a fantastic club with great supporters but I never thought they were big enough for him.

'If Roberto is to go anywhere, it will be to one of the top clubs in Europe. We're just so pleased he's staying with us for another season.'


Roberto - staying put

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

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Thursday May 31 2012
Time: 11:25AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Well said Dave
worbo
31/05/2012 11:27:00
0
I agree with Worbo.
hayzee
31/05/2012 11:45:00
0
Good for you to keep your Manager, and it looks like disappointment for Swansea and Norwich. I do think that Dave Whelan has FAR too much to say for himself, and the truth is sometimes secondary to his ego. At least now we have the Mcleish burden off our backs we can look forward to our football again. I do rate Martinez, but I rate Lambert highly as well. Who was Loverpool and Villa first choice? Who knows, certainly not Dave Whelan
krfeskivilla
31/05/2012 11:51:00
0
Whelan is full of crap, Liverpool never offered him the job, Villa never offered him the job. I don't doubt they spoke to him to see what he could offer the clubs. This guy has spent three years in the bottom five of the Premier League, he has had decent players and some money to spend. He would've failed miserably at Liverpool or Villa. He isn't good enough for either club and certainly not good enough for a major European Club. He obviously knows this and knows he is safe with his master puppeteer Whelan.
astonmilan
31/05/2012 11:59:00
0
Martinez too big for villa? You having a laugh?? He can't handle a big club it seems - whelan is a complete pr!ck as I hope Wigan go down next season just so he can keep his gob shut
villa4life87
31/05/2012 12:17:00
0
He's too big for his own boots, Wigan and Martinez have done nothing but survive relegation year in year out since they came to the premiership, cant see no progression there at all. I admire his loyalty towards Wigan, but this top european job isn't happening unless he has a better job.
P.Avfc
31/05/2012 13:21:00
0
Dave whelan seems to be the spokesman of all things-the affairs of Villa, Liverpool, Manchester utd. He's a bit of an embarrasment. No offence to Wigan but the best thing that could happen for them next season is if they go down so he (whelan) can develop a sense of humility or at least shut up for a while
rotter82
31/05/2012 13:38:00
0
As you can tell, a lot of Villa fans are upset with DW's comments! I can see that he's talking from the heart but he's also offending our club in the process whether he realises it or not. Personally I think he'd do well to back Martinez with some serious funds if he wants to get Wigan challenging the top 10 again, and maybe keep his nut down for a bit instead of lauding his manager daily.
Turkish Penguin
31/05/2012 14:19:00
0
A right pair of love birds. I hope Martinez does one and your crappy tiny northern club club gets relegated.
Green Villan
31/05/2012 14:54:00
0
I actually like Wigan and admire them for what they have achieved in what is basically a 'Rugby town' BUT Whelan is far too opionated and should keep those opions to Wigan Athletic and NOT other bigger and more succesful clubs
krfeskivilla
31/05/2012 15:09:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Wigan Athletic 2016/17 Home Kit

Wigan Athletic have revealed their new home kit for the 2016/17 Championship season

No More Quarter Final Replays For Wigan

Should Wigan Athletic progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

Wigan's Parachute Payments In 2015/16

With the 2015-16 season behind us, the final television allocation money based on final league positions have been confirmed - and here's what Wigan Athletic...

Latics v Liverpool Preseason Fixture Date Announced

Latics have announced four fixtures as part of their preseason preparations. The plum fixture is undoubtedly Europa League beaten finalists Liverpool

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Barry Worthington
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond (JWAW)
no email
Profile
Adam Convery
no email
Profile
Frank Ford
no email
Profile
Noel Wards Leg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man Of The Match v Barnsley
Suggested By: Gary Caldwell
Lee Nicholls16%
Donervon Daniels2%
Craig Morgan1%
Jason Pearce1%
Stephen Warnock1%
David Perkins4%
Max Power1%
Chris McCann1%
Yanic Wildschut47%
Michael Jacobs1%
Will Grigg21%
Reece Wabara2%
Ryan Colclough2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Wigan 46 24 15 7 87 37
P Burton 46 25 10 11 85 20
3 Walsall 46 24 12 10 84 22
4 Millwall 46 24 9 13 81 24
5 Bradford 46 23 11 12 80 15
6 Barnsley 46 22 8 16 74 16
7 Scunthorpe 46 21 11 14 74 13
8 Coventry 46 19 12 15 69 18
9 Gillingham 46 19 12 15 69 15
10 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 7
11 Sheff Utd 46 18 12 16 66 5
12 Port Vale 46 18 11 17 65 -2
13 Peterborough 46 19 6 21 63 9
14 Bury 46 16 12 18 60 -17
15 Southend 46 16 11 19 59 -6
16 Swindon 46 16 11 19 59 -7
17 Oldham 46 12 18 16 54 -14
18 Chesterfield 46 15 8 23 53 -12
19 Fleetwood 46 12 15 19 51 -4
20 Shrewsbury 46 13 11 22 50 -21
R Doncaster 46 11 13 22 46 -16
R Blackpool 46 12 10 24 46 -23
R Colchester 46 9 13 24 40 -42
R Crewe 46 7 13 26 34 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Moonay293
2.Whittleblue289
3.BrickLatic221
4.Thorpyness162
5.Noel Wards Leg103
6.Ihaventaclue91
7.hindleymonwafc89
8.TRUE BELIEVER73
9.Jonny_SuffolkLatic65
10.Barry W65