Roberto Martinez to stay as Wigan Athletic Manager

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Update 10th June @ 12:45pm – Roberto Martinez has confirmed he will remain @ Wigan Athletic as their Manager, taking up an option of an improved contract with Dave Whelan. 

Aston Villa this afternoon released a statement reading “Roberto met with his chairman earlier this week and he has made the decision to honour his commitment to Wigan. Therefore, we have not met Roberto and we have not had the chance to discuss the vacant managerial role with him.”

Well all I can say is it’s been an interesting 36 hours, but we can now all concentrate on Wigan’s 7th Season in the Premier League.

Previously we reported:

Wigan Athletic’s manager Roberto Martinez has been given permission by Dave Whealan to speak to Randy Lerner in regards to the vacant Aston Villa manager’s role.  The role made vacant when Gerard Houllier left through health reasons.  

As soon as we hear anything further here @ TNS, we’ll update the site to reflect.

Additional with this news we understand that the negotiations with Al-Habsi will no doubt be put on hold until Roberto concludes his future be it with Aston Villa or Wigan?

Dave Whelan has expressed his desire to extend Roberto’s contract if he stays with Wigan.

Update 9th June @ 5pm – Wigan Athletic have confirmed that a meeting is to be held between Wigan Athletic & Roberto Martinez @ 12pm on Friday the 10th June.  Wigan Athletic are expecting to make an announcement in regards to Roberto Martinez’s future by 1:30pm that same afternoon.


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