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Martinez Deeply Flattered By Blackburn Link

Roberto Martinez has been linked with the Blackburn Rovers managerial position since Mark Hughes left Ewood Park for Manchester City but the Swans boss has declared the only club he wants to manage in the Premier League is Swansea City.

Validating his brand off football by the speculation over being linked to a premier league club Martinez has declared he is deeply flattered by reports over the position but has revelled he has not paid to much attention to claims he is on Chairman's John Williams short list.

The Spaniard has earned rave reviews since hanging up his boots to become on of the brightest young managerial talents in British football. Earning 3 league one manager of the month awards last term the currency of the former Wigan Athletic player has rocketed. Accompanied by the prowess on the pitch and now off it Martinez has guided Swansea City into a new era that has brought about a new swagger and confidence not seen since the heady days of the tenure of John Toshack.

Next season should see a fresh challenge for the tactician to apply himself too and with strengthen of the squad under way the individual nature of his brand of management has seen an overhaul of the basic policy of the club in regards to transfers that so blighted the club under former manager Kenny Jackett. Competing against clubs with bigger budgets and more attractive remuneration packages Martinez has declared he will keep pushing the club forward but will not compromise his transfer policy and put Swansea into a dangerous position.

Martinez Told The WM:

"What we must do at Swansea City is make sure we keep going forward but we won`t do it in a dangerous way. We will be competing against bigger clubs with bigger budgets - but we will deal with it.

We have made tremendous progress over the last eleven months and I would expect us to keep improving at the same rate over the next eleven."

Martinez On The Blackburn Rovers Managers Post
"Swansea are the only club I want to manage in the Premier League. We are going to keep getting better and, if I was to take anything from this on a personal level, it is that I am obviously doing something right here. It gives me more confidence to persevere with my approach to the game. It's flattering, but I'm far too busy planning for next season with Swansea to pay any attention to it."



Swansea City hope to conclude deal for five players within the next two weeks, with Albert Serran and Mark Gower linked with a move to South Wales.





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Date:Sunday June 15 2008

Time: 9:38AM

Your Comments

Its great for you that he's quickly come out to dispell these rumours. After your fantastic season he's bound to be linked with a few higher clubs.
dazza71
What have we done at Swansea to desearve such a loyal and skilled servant. Thank you RM.
welshboy78
Best of luck to him and Swansea this forthcoming season, he has the making of a very good manager.
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