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Dave Whelan Stands Firm Over Martinez

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Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan applauds the supporters following the Barclays Premier League match between Wigan Athletic and Wolverhampton Wanderers at DW Stadium.
Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan applauds the supporters following the Barclays Premier League match between Wigan Athletic and Wolverhampton Wanderers at DW Stadium.

Oh Big Dave Whelan, how football would be boring with out you. Not to mention the fact that there wouldn't be a Wigan Athletic without him. But for the moment that is beside the point. Whelan isn't known for being a quite man, and is always rather out spoken. But we wouldn't want him another way.

Over the past few days Whelan has come out and bascially told the world that Roberto will not be going anywhere this summer, unless it is a big big club. Basically he wants a big club to pay out his contract, along with the fact that he has started to remarkable things with the club. I don't think any of us want to see Roberto walk.

As it was to be expected speculation does circle round our manager continuously, and the current talk is for a move to either of the Birmingham clubs still in the Premier League. Both Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion are on the look out for new managers, and both of them have been told by Whelan, in no uncetain terms, that they aren't big enough fro Roberto.

Whelan said:

"I believe we can keep him," said Whelan. "He will go eventually to a big, big club but there are much bigger club than Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion about. I am resigned to losing him but not just yet."

Source: Express and Star

While now with Liverpool becoming managerless after the sacking of King Kenny. Martinez went straight to the number one spot to go to Liverpool. Seems everyone wants our manager, and Whelan said it is no more than speculation, while Liverpool still wouldn't be the right club for Martinez.