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Cruyff Understands Martinez's Move To Wigan

Jordi Cruyff says he fully understands Roberto Martinez's decision to join Wigan Athletic.

The 35 year-old has angered a lot of Swansea City fans with his lack of loyalty and joining the first club that came in for him.

The Spaniard criticised the likes of Paul Anderson, Lee Trundle and Andy Robinson for their lack of loyalty and he always insisted he wanted players who wanted to be at the club. Martinez has gone against all those principles and has left his ambitions of trying to get us up into the Premiership.

Former Manchester United player, Jordi Cruyff says the move is not about money:

'I know some of the details, money is absolutely not the major issue,'

'The Premier call's big, especially after Roberto's six years at Wigan.'

'I know for many it's a shock move and the Swansea fans will be very disappointed and hurt,'

'I've been with Roberto for a few days, I know he had very, very big doubts and felt bad about the situation.

'It was a difficult decision for him. He also had a difficult decision when he gave up playing to become a manager at Swansea, but he made the best choice.

'Now a Premier League club have come in for him, one where he will have the same people around him from all his years as a player.

'He didn't make the Premier as a player. It's a very, very special league, and all the managers in the world would love a chance there.'

'Wigan were the only club who could have got Roberto to make this decision,'

'I know because he turned down a lot of other clubs. Many of them were not mentioned in the media, including sides in Spain.'


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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday June 6 2009

Time: 1:09PM

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i understand but why didnt he make his intentions clear rather than being deceitful.
james,jackarmy
 

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