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Whelan would have walked if Wigan boss Martinez forced out

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has revealed he would have resigned from the Latics had Roberto Martinez been hounded out of the club. Martinez found himself under pressure after Wigan lost their first two Premier League games of the season and conceded 10 goals in the process.

However Whelan gave Martinez his backing and the Spaniard eased the pressure on him by guiding his side to a shock win at Tottenham.

"I rate Roberto highly and said to the fans, if you want his head, you'll get mine as well," said Whelan.

"Had they (the supporters) insisted, and even if we would have lost at Tottenham and they start crying for his head and had he asked to go, I would definitely have resigned with him."

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