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Martinez's Move Delayed Over Compensation

Roberto Martinez's move to Wigan Athletic has been delayed even further due to confusion regarding the appointment and compensation fees for the backroom staff.

Swansea City have been waiting for the Latics to officially unveil his appointment so we can move on and progress with bringing in his replacement, but the Spaniard yet to sign a contract at the JJB Stadium.

Wigan's chief executive Brenda Spencer explained the situation at a press conference, which was meant to unveil Martinez as their new boss, she said:

'We have an agreement with Roberto verbally but he cannot sign at the moment to be our manager until Swansea sign the agreement between the two clubs,' said Spencer.

'It's absolutely frustrating because at no time over the last week have Swansea ever mentioned anything about backroom staff.'

Wigan insist the deal is still on and are ready to continue negotiations over the additional staff.

'We have agreement for Roberto, we just have to see what compensation they want (for the rest). Unfortunately we cannot get hold of their chairman at the moment,'

'We just have to get on to Swansea about compensation for backroom staff.

'We hope to get something sorted today or tomorrow but certainly early next week.

'At about 11am this morning we did think this was something we could sort out in time but until we get hold of the Swansea chairman there is not much we can do.

'I'd just say to the fans to hold on tight and keep their fingers crossed and their toes crossed and hopefully Roberton will be our manager today or tomorrow.'

'We have done the deal with Swansea for Roberto. We haven't spoken about other staff with Roberto until late last night.

'I had a meeting with Roberto last night with the chairman. That's where he mentioned staff he would like to bring along.

'A couple of the staff he wants to bring are out of contract so there is no issue there. Two of the staff he wants to bring are under contract.'


Roberto Martinez is keen to take all his backroom staff with him to the JJB Stadium but Huw Jenkins is keen to sort out compensation fees for the likes of assistant Graeme Jones, coaches Inaka Bergara and Oscar Brau plus chief scout Kevin Reeves.

Graeme Jones has been strongly linked with taking over as our new manager but Jenkins believes he will follow Martinez to Wigan.






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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 11 2009

Time: 3:04PM

Your Comments

'It's absolutely frustrating because at no time over the last week have Swansea ever mentioned anything about backroom staff.' Probably because the question was how much for RM, I wonder if they had ever asked about the support staff, very probably not. Doh!
OriginalXOR
why should we have mentioned backroom staff? we don't want to lose them as well and it was up to roberto and wigan to sort that out in advance
GThomas
exactly gthomas your right its not up to us to offer our backroom staff if they wanted them they shud have negotiated this by now i just wish he would hurry up and get out of our club for good.
james,jackarmy
stupid cow
GThomas
 

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