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Tic Toc - Make Yer Mind Up Martinez Says His Boss

Tic Toc - Make Yer Mind Up Martinez Says His Boss

Dave Whelan has said, and this is reasonable to be fair to him, that he will put a time limit on Wigan manager Roberto Martinez.

He is, again only according to the press, wanted by Villa and Liverpool, or at least both would like to talk to him.

Whelan told the press;

"Roberto will be in Barbados until next Tuesday, and I will then set a seven-day deadline by which time I will expect a decision. I appreciate everyone is in limbo at the moment and there will come a time soon when we'll need an answer one way or the other. It is dragging on a bit but I only care about one thing - that is the future of Wigan Athletic. Nothing else matters."

Adding, 'It's important we sort this out properly, one way or the other, so we can move forward in preparation for the new season.'

He also told the Wigan Evening Post 'I must stress to our supporters that I am by no means resigned to losing Roberto to Liverpool or any other club. He may go, he may not go. That will be up to Roberto and I will respect his decision either way. But it is not a foregone conclusion. Not at all. Hand on heart, I still believe Roberto will be here next season.'

Whelan had already said he won`t stand in his managers way this summer. Last summer Martinez had already given his word to Whelan that he would stay and he stuck to his word. Some fans are continually saying 'no thanks, he has blown his chance last year` but isn`t a man who keeps his word exactly the right sort of character for us?

And from this morning, many of the press are now looking at Martinez as our favourite option: Press Now Looking Towards Martinez For Villa

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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday May 24 2012
Time: 2:58PM


that is reasonable to be fair!
The Fear
24/05/2012 15:00:00
He is having talks with red scouse in the next 36hours and has cut short his holiday in barbados
24/05/2012 15:07:00
I hope he goes to Liverpool - cus i think he will fail and i'd rather he do it there than with us
24/05/2012 15:20:00
I didnt want him, spent all his prem career fighting relegation is that really the credentials we want for our next man
24/05/2012 15:36:00
but that is down to the club he is at surely Chiefy? The link to the Barnes article in the other Martinez article is interseting.
The Fear
24/05/2012 15:38:00
It is reasonable what Whelan says.... I want him to go to Liverpool mysdelf. Idon't think he's a good fit here.
Pride of Lions
24/05/2012 15:48:00
Would love Martinez, he laid the foundations at Swansea and has done a good job at Wigan with no money and selling the best players at the end of every season.
24/05/2012 16:23:00
think you are right astonsteve, from what I read he takes on a club as a proper project, this club needs one like that to fully look at where we are heading and how we get there.
The Fear
24/05/2012 16:26:00
BBC Sport‏@BBCSport Wigan chairman Dave Whelan tells BBC Sport that Roberto Martinez is meeting with Liverpool's owners in Miami today
The Fear
24/05/2012 16:34:00
Think we should get the Swansea Board to pick our next manager! Bloody marvellous - they get two of the hottest young managers, we get 2 years of rubbish.
24/05/2012 17:19:00
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