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Martinez Rejected Swans Double Money Offer

Roberto Martinez turned down the chance to double his money with Swansea City, opting instead to join Premiership side Wigan Athletic.

In a last attempt to keep the 35 year-old at the Liberty Stadium, chairman Huw Jenkins offered to increase his annual wage to 1m - which would have made him the highest ever earner at the club.

The pay increase would have seen the Spaniard earn around 20,000 a week, but there was nothing to stop Roberto returning to the club where he started his career in the English League.

Martinez is expected to complete his switch to the JJB Stadium by Wednesday, when chairman Dave Whelan returns from holiday.

Swansea City fans have been left angered and disappointed in the manner of his departure, as he is yet to speak a word to the press explaining his reasons for not completing the long-term job he planned out here.

"Not the right thing to make public that we were prepared to pay a manager 1M a year, it's going to make any incoming manager hold out for that sort of money."
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Date:Sunday June 7 2009

Time: 12:12PM

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It goes to show roberto did not just go for the money he went to better himself at a higher level wether he makes it or not he should be welcomed back with open arms
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07/06/2009 17:44:00

that dont mean he didnt go for money because he,d still earn tha with wigan, personaly no i dont think he went for money but that still dont mean that he hasnt s**t on us.
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