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Martinez rejects Aston Villa for Wigan stay

Roberto Martinez will stay as Wigan Athletic manager.

The Mirror says Martinez is STAYING at Wigan Athletic - after snubbing Aston Villa and a double-your-money contract.

The Spaniard pledged his future to delighted owner Dave Whelan in a summit meeting and left Villa managerless and in a major crisis.

Martinez thought long and hard over the move to a bigger club with better facilities but in the end he stayed loyal to Whelan - because he had stuck by him.

The young boss felt Whelan had been strong by his side during a hard season when he could have been sacked in the first few weeks after a nightmare start - and at other times in a difficult campaign.

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