Wigan boss Martinez: Wembley today closure for Whelan

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is excited to be leading the club into the FA Cup final today. Martinez says the day will be particularly special to chairman Dave Whelan.

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is excited to be leading the club into the FA Cup final today.

Martinez says the day will be particularly special to chairman Dave Whelan.

He told The Sun: "For the club’s owner Dave Whelan, this means closure.

"Suffering a broken leg in the 1960 final, when he was playing for Blackburn against Wolves, has always been such a bad memory for him.

"But I know how proud he will be to lead the team out this time.

"And if we win at Wembley, watch out — I just don’t know how he will react."

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