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Whelan: Martinez to Leave Wigan

  • ESPN FC, Tuesday, May 28, 2013 4:09 PM

Roberto Martinez will be leaving Wigan Athletic, the club confirmed on Tuesday. The Spaniard, who led the Latics to the FA Cup title this season, has told Wigan chairman Dave Whelan that he wants to move on. Whelan also revealed that Everton had approached Martinez about the vacancy left by David Moyes’ departure for Manchester United.

"He feels he's not the man to lead us back into the Premier League," Whelan said. "I've got to accept what he feels. He loves Wigan and the fans. We have to move on now and want applications for the job."

Whelan added: "Roberto wants to move on. We will let him go but he's on a 12-month rolling contract so if he moves someone will have to buy him out of his final year. Everton rang me and I said they have permission to talk to him."

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