Wigan boss Martinez tells Burnley to forget Jones

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez won't consider losing assistant manager Graeme Jones in midseason.

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez won't consider losing assistant manager Graeme Jones in midseason.

Martinez has told sidekick Jones to stay with him - rather than take off to become a manager at Burnley.

Assistant Jones is on the short-list at Turf Moor but Martinez said: “We are in the middle of a very important season. I would never allow the staff to be distracted until we finish what we set out to achieve.

“I wouldn’t look into it now, we are really focused on what we want to do. He is a massive part of it. It is the wrong time, halfway through the season, to speak about any individual’s future roles.

“In the summer is when you need to speak about that. He is developing into a very special man in football. We don’t want to lose him.”

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