Martinez committed to Belgium cause

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Roberto Martinez looks set to remain as Belgium manager after his agent dismissed speculation linking him with Celtic.

Roberto Martinez looks set to remain as Belgium manager after his agent dismissed speculation linking him with Celtic.

Former Everton boss Martinez has enjoyed a successful spell in charge of Belgium since taking over as manager following Euro 2016.

He has only lost three of his 35 matches at the helm and guided them to a third-place finish at last year’s World Cup.

The 45-year-old has certainly enhanced his reputation during his time with the Red Devils and he has been linked with a return to club management on numerous occasions, most recently with Scottish giants Celtic, who have been searching for a new permanent manager ever since Brendan Rodgers left for Leicester in February.

However, Martinez’ agent, Jesse De Preter, has now reiterated his client’s commitment to the Belgium cause by vehemently denying the speculation.

‘Roberto always seems to be on the shortlist as soon as there is a vacancy at a big club,’ De Preter said in a statement.

‘But this is a false rumour about him going to Celtic.

‘ De Preter feels the link has only come about as Martinez has links to Scotland.

‘It seems to have come from the fact Roberto has a Scottish wife and has ties to the country,’ the agent added.

‘However, there’s nothing to see here and I would suggest the bookies review their odds.

‘ Martinez is now almost certain to be in charge for Belgium‘s upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Scotland in June.

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