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Jenkins Says Hand Off To Wigan

Jenkins Says Hand Off To Wigan

Swansea City Chairman Huw Jenkins has issued a hands off warning to Wigan as they look for a new manager.

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"Martinez would not leave us in the lurch in a month of Sundays."
Following the sacking of Chris Hutchings, Roberto Martinez has been linked with the vacant manager's job having spent 6 years at the JJB Stadium as a player.

However, fans needn't worry as it's simply speculation, giving Martinez's successful spell there between 1995-2001.

Graeme Souness, Martin Jol and Paul Jewell are amongst the favourites to fill the role.

'It's quite obvious that we wouldn't welcome an approach and I think Roberto is fully focussed doing what he's doing.

'He wants to be a sussessful manager and I think he's fully aware that he's got time on his side to consider whatever he wants to do in his future years.

'He is a very intellegent young man and I've no doubt that he will be with us for a few years to come.

'I think Roberto being linked is quite natural because of his past, sepnding some time at Wigan, and obviously the success he's had with us,'

'From our point of view, Roberto has come here to do a job for Swansea City and we fully expect him to stay and do that job with us.'


Roberto Martinez also played down the speculation and said:

'You can't stop speculation,'

'I had six fantastic years at Wigan and Mr (Dave) Whelan (the Wigan owner) was the reason we [he, Jesus Seba and Isidro Diaz] came over from Spain at the time.

'We've been through many difficult and good times with the football club and I think that's always part of the speculation when situations like this arise. So I don't see anything else from that point.'


Martinez took over as Swansea boss from Kenny Jackett in February and nearly guided us to a surprising play-off place last season.

This year he has signed a number of players from overseas for next to nothing in terms of transfer fees.

It's another new look squad for the Swans and the Spaniard has implemented a completely new style of football compared to that of Kenny Jackett before him.

He has an unfinished job here and has set the foundations for what could be a very successful season. With that in mind plus his love for the club, he won't be going anywhere!



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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Monday November 5 2007
Time: 5:28PM

Comments

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Surely he wouldn't just leave us for wigan! he's created his own team and style of football here and is guiding us to push for automatic promotion this season. he said the swans were the only club he'd stop playing football for to start his managerial career and i'm sure he wouldn't jump ship. I'd also be surprised if wigan approached him. they need an experienced premiership manager.
KevinE
05/11/2007 17:44:00
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we3ll done robby..stay loyal and i along with most of the swans faithfull will stay loyal to you....I think together both parties (fans and manager) can creat something special down here in sunny wales
rhysjones1
05/11/2007 18:46:00
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We dont want Bob yet he aint ready...now in another 18 months ;)
worbo
05/11/2007 18:49:00
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it doesn't look like there's much to this, wigan probably haven't considered him and it's pure speculation as martinez himself says. I agree with you worbo as well, you definitely need someone experienced.
KevinE
05/11/2007 19:13:00
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You are always going to get ex players linked with a return to a former club.
dazza71
05/11/2007 19:30:00
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Martinez loves this club too much and has started something special. He wont leave!
jack hammers
05/11/2007 21:12:00
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Exactly. He's started something here, brought all his own players in, got us playing to his new style and obviously has plans set for the future of the club.
KevinE
05/11/2007 22:00:00
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When you are a success, you are noticed and in demand. If we were in the Championship, then the risk of him going would be higher.
willow
05/11/2007 22:11:00
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martinez would never just leave us like that, anyways, wigan need an inexperienced man to get them out of trouble.
GThomas
05/11/2007 23:18:00
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i dont think martinez would leave us he has said his dream would be to manage in the premiership but with us not wigan
swans11
06/11/2007 10:37:00
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