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Martinez coy over future as Wigan go down

Published on May 15, 2013 8:55 AM
 
Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez watches his side lose 4-1 to Arsenal in their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates Stadium in London, on May 14, 2013. Martinez refused to confirm his future lies with the FA Cup winners after his side's 4-1 defeat at Arsenal confirmed their relegation from the Premier League. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Wigan manager Roberto Martinez refused to confirm his future lies with the FA Cup winners after his side's 4-1 defeat at Arsenal confirmed their relegation from the Premier League.

Martinez's team will be back in the Championship for the first time in eight years next season, but whether their highly-rated boss will be with them remains to be seen.

Wigan have become the first club to win the FA Cup and be relegated in the same season, but Martinez's stock is still sky-high thanks to their epic upset against Manchester City at Wembley on Saturday.

The Spaniard is one of the favourites to take over at Everton following David Moyes' impending move to Manchester United. And the prospect of life in the second tier may persuade Martinez that now is the time to move on after he rejected approaches from Aston Villa and Liverpool over the last two years.

 
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