Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is convinced of an exciting time ahead this season.

Martinez is happy to be staying at the DW after being linked with bigger jobs.

He told the Wigan Observer: "The chairman is still full of energy, and is desperate to kick on and continue taking this football club forward.

"We are all excited about the new project, how we are progressing as a football club on many levels, and getting ready for what will be a challenging and fascinating season ahead.

"I feel we are there in terms of matters on the field.

"And in other departments of the football club we are slowly progressing towards where we want to be - and where we have to be."