UK time is: 18:16:01
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Wigan Put Off By Martinez Compensation Fee

The Guardian report that Wigan Athletic could be put off trying to appoint Roberto Martinez as their new manager because of the large compensation fee involved.

by ystradjack
"He has a 1.2m release clause in his contract so I would say the 2m is rubbish."
No sources close to the Swans have confirmed what the compensation fee is but a number of reports today suggest the value is around 2m.

According to a Wigan source, Wigan have been put off by the fee they've been quoted and said:

'We made an approach to Swansea but they were asking for an absolutely nonsensical sum of money'

'Roberto was our number one target but we are now drawing up a list of other targets we want to talk to.'


This by no means rules out Wigan's interest in Roberto Martinez and Celtic still look front-runners to appoint the Spaniard this month.

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan (pictured) is a big admirer of Roberto and he remains top of his wanted list to replace Steve Bruce, who has agreed terms to take over at Sunderland.

Swansea City eagerly await news of the 35 year-old's decision, which we should know within 48 hours following his return from Ibiza.



Bookmark and Share




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Championship odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: VitalSwansea Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 2 2009

Time: 11:37PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
He'll end up at the JJB or he'll stay put
worbo
Report Abuse
02/06/2009 23:42:00

even if they did offer two million its alot for a club like ours but its still not worth losing roberto the one man who,s given us hope of the premiership.
james,jackarmy
Report Abuse
02/06/2009 23:44:00

I wouldn't rule out him joining Celtic
KevinE
Report Abuse
02/06/2009 23:45:00

neither would i, i think he'll be joining them
GThomas
Report Abuse
02/06/2009 23:51:00

the scottish sun says he's snubbed them for Wigan and we'll get 2.5m
cyjax
Report Abuse
03/06/2009 05:27:00

SWEP reports today that Martinez contacted them from holiday and denied links with Celtic. I think it's just a usual media fuss. Martinez has got a job undone here and he'll want to finish it first before moving on to the higher level where he definitely belongs though.
Czech_Jack
Report Abuse
03/06/2009 11:05:00

aparantly celtic arnt the prob;em any more its wigan but there valuation of martinez is only like half of wot HJ thinks.
james,jackarmy
Report Abuse
03/06/2009 11:49:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Swansea City Articles

Archived Swansea City Articles

List All Vital Swansea City Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Phil W 13
2. KevinE 11
3. eye_nose_hat 11
4. shearers boots 3
5. GThomas 2
6. Wozza 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Aston Villa 0 - 1 Swansea
Swansea 0 - 1 Liverpool
Spurs 3 - 2 Swansea
Burnley 0 - 1 Swansea
Swansea 2 - 1 Man Utd
WBA 2 - 0 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Liverpool 30 16 6 8 12 54
6. Southampton 30 16 5 9 21 53
7. Spurs 30 16 5 9 5 53
8. Swansea 30 12 7 11 -4 43
9. West Ham 30 11 9 10 3 42
10. Stoke 30 12 6 12 -3 42
11. Crystal Palace 30 9 9 12 -5 36

Breaking League News

Ramirez Injured?
Hull City : 29/03/2015 17:58:01
Why Mourinho should copy Wenger
Chelsea : 29/03/2015 14:18:01
Player Focus: Brazil v Chile Live Blogging
Chelsea : 29/03/2015 14:00:01
Live Coverage Of Brazil v Chile Match Day
Arsenal : 29/03/2015 13:35:01
West Ham Still in European Contention!
West Ham : 29/03/2015 10:33:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Vote for your Man of the Match vs Aston Villa
Suggested By:  
Fabianski 4%
Naughton 0%
Williams 3%
Fernandez 5%
Taylor 3%
Ki 5%
Cork 38%
Shelvey 0%
Routledge 1%
Sigurdsson 0%
Gomis 31%
Montero 10%