Martinez focusing on Wigan battle
Roberto Martinez swerved talk of his own future on Friday morning, with the Wigan manager insisting survival was his only concern.
Despite sitting just three points above the drop zone, Athletic are considered by many to be a sure bet to stay up ahead of their final two games against Blackburn and already relegated Wolves.
That comes as a result of a stellar run of form which yielded memorable wins over Liverpool, Manchester United and most recently Newcastle, with an unfortunate defeat at Chelsea sandwiched in the middle.
And if results go their way this weekend, Wigan could be safe with a point against Blackburn on Monday, something which led chairman Dave Whelan to once again publicly state his admiration of his manager and tell him he was free to leave and better himself in the summer should he so wish. But speaking on Friday, Martinez was not prepared to discuss his own options, as well as those of some of his key players such as James McCarthy and Victor Moses.
"It's not my concern at all," he said. "What we want is to get that attention, because in the football business, if you are a footballer and you get attention it is because you or your team are doing something well, and that's a real pleasure for everyone at Wigan Athletic so I'm not too concerned at all.
"All I want is the players to keep developing, enjoying their football, pushing Wigan close to achieving our aim and making sure everyone gets recognition from the outside. That's something that pleases me. The players have been true ambassadors for this football club and they deserve any credit that comes their way."