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Wigan boss Martinez rejected triple-your-money offer from Aston Villa

Aston Villa were willing to TREBLE Roberto Martinez's wages for him to leave Wigan Athletic.

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

Martinez signed a new three-year deal with the Latics after whirlwind talks following his decision.

He will pick up around £1.2million-a-year plus bonuses, but that is much less that he could be earning from Villa.

In his protracted negotiations with Villa, Martinez was eventually offered a basic salary of around £2million - which is three times the guaranteed terms he was on at the DW Stadium.

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