Wigan boss Martinez to discuss Everton prospects with chairman Whelan

Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez will take a little break before discussing his future with chairman Dave Whelan.

Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez will take a little break before discussing his future with chairman Dave Whelan.

The Spaniard is being heavily linked with the Everton vacancy, made by David Moyes’ move to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, but will have a lot to contemplate as the FA Cup-winning Latics prepare for the Europa League and Championship next season.

"Sometimes it's good to have a little bit of breathing space and reflect and make sure we sit down with the chairman and make the right decisions,” he told Sky Sports.

"But that doesn't mean anything (is decided). Next season for Wigan is an incredible campaign. It's the first time we're going to be in Europe, and we don't go into the qualifying rounds, we go straight into the group stages, which means you've got six games guaranteed.

"We've got to defend the FA Cup, and then you're involved in a competition where you have to play 46 games. We need a large squad, we need the youngsters to be ready.

"You saw today three or four players who have been working extremely hard. The structure's working at the football club and we need to be very excited for the future.

"We've got the best chairman ever. He said this morning he won't stop until he gets Wigan Athletic back into the Barclays Premier League, and when he says something like that, you better believe him."

 

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