Roberto Martinez's Wigan decision looms

Gordon Tynan
Wednesday 22 May 2013 22:50

The Wigan manager, Roberto Martinez, is to decide his future tomorrow, according to the chairman Dave Whelan.

The Spaniard has been linked with a number of clubs in recent weeks and the Latics' relegation from the Premier League – despite winning the FA Cup – has led to increased speculation about his future. Whelan has indicated today is "D-Day" for Martinez, and he remains hopeful that not only will the 39-year-old stay at the club, he will also agree a contract extension.

Whelan said: "We have had a constructive meeting today and Roberto wants 24 hours to speak to his wife and decide what he wants to do.

"He needs a bit of time, which I think is fair, and tomorrow we will know – it is decision day."

Martinez, who has 12 months left on his contract, has been one of the frontrunners for the Everton job. However, Tony Pulis' departure from Stoke would give him another option, while confirmation Manuel Pellegrini is leaving Malaga could raise the possibility of him returning to his homeland.

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