Martinez is noted for keeping calm under pressure despite the Latics often being embroiled in a relegation dogfight.
And Royals chief McDermott reckons Martinez is the man to emulate when your club is in trouble.
McDermott said: "I think Roberto Martinez is a really good benchmark for managers in a tricky situation.
"I watched his interviews last season when they were struggling a bit and I thought he was first class.
"I really like him. He is bright and articulate and he's done a great job."