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Sunday 20 April 2014

Martinez: 'I'll decide my future within next 24 hours'

Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez
Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez

WIGAN manager Roberto Martinez is to decide his future in the next 24 hours, according to 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 also winning the FA Cup - has led to increased speculation about his future.

Whelan said tomorrow was 'D-day' for Martinez, but he remained hopeful that not only would the 39-year-old stay, but also agree a contract extension.

"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 said.

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

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