Wigan chief Whelan has confidence in Martinez staying put

Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan believes Roberto Martinez will stay on as manager of the club.

Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan believes Roberto Martinez will stay on as manager of the club.

The Spaniard is contemplating his future at the DW Stadium after the Latics were relegated from the Premier League as he is attracting interest from manager-less clubs Everton, Stoke City and Malaga in his homeland.

Despite this, Whelan feels the man who took over in 2009 before leading the club to the FA Cup title this year, will remain.

"We have had a good, constructive talk - nothing about wages it is all about the club and can we move it forward in terms of the training facilities and youth development,” Whelan told Press Association Sport.

"It is all tied up in that. He wants to do certain things and I'm hoping I can assist in that but I'm not going to say I can if I can't and I want to look at it over the weekend.

"If he wanted to move he would've said 'I'm going'. It is nothing to do with his personal benefit - we both want to make the club to be better.

"I have asked him certain questions in terms of what we can develop. I don't want to say yes until I've had time thinking about it and things like planning permission.

"It is definitely not that difficult to be spending on the training ground and we have looked very seriously at that.

"We have had some good news from the planning office in relation to what we want to do will be acceptable.

"It will be Monday before I can promise anything."

 

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