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Wigan vs Arsenal preview - Points not position the focus for Martinez

Posted Saturday, December 03, 2011 by PA96 hits

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez insists he is not overly concerned by the team's current position in the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. The Latics are 19th in the table, but for Martinez, the statistic that really matters at the moment is nine points, the amount they have accrued from their 13 league fixtures so far. Rather than worrying about being mired in the drop zone, the Spaniar...Full Story »

Martinez halfway to paradise, again

Posted Monday, November 28, 2011 by 61 hits

At the beginning of last month, young Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez scored a stunning goal from inside his own half in the Basque derby against Athletic Bilbao. As brilliant as it was, that effort proved to be a mere consolation for his side. On Sunday, however, Martinez did it again, and this time the goal could prove to be one of his team's most important this season. In the last ...Full Story »

Real Betis 2 : 3 Real Sociedad - Martinez lifts Sociedad

Posted Sunday, November 27, 2011 by PA27 hits

A stunning injury-time goal by Inigo Martinez was enough to guide Real Sociedad to only their third win of the season as they defeated fellow strugglers Real Betis 3-2 in the Primera Division despite missing a first-half penalty. Martinez struck with seconds to go from 35 yards to give Sociedad victory after they had squandered a two-goal lead late on. The visitors were 2-0 up with less than 1...Full Story »

Wigan vs Blackburn Rovers preview - Martinez looks to survival experience

Posted Saturday, November 19, 2011 by PA46 hits

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is convinced his players' experience of last season's relegation battle will help them pull away from trouble again. Martinez's side are bottom of the Barclays Premier League with just five points after losing their last eight games. The Spaniard admits the situation is a concern but, ahead of Saturday`s vital clash against fellow strugglers Blackburn, he retains th...Full Story »

Rayo Vallecano 4 - 0 Real Sociedad - Martinez red spurs Rayo

Posted Sunday, November 06, 2011 by PA73 hits

Rayo Vallecano consigned Real Sociedad to their sixth defeat in seven games with a comprehensive 4-0 win at Las Vallecas. The game's defining incident came just over 10 minutes in when Claudio Bravo made a mess of saving Michu's shot, and Inigo Martinez was adjudged to have pulled back Andrija Delibasic as he tried to pounce on the rebound. Martinez was sent-off and Piti converted the resulting...Full Story »

Wigan vs Fulham preview - Martinez wants to repay loyal supporters

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by PA21 hits

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez wants his players to reward the fans who have stayed loyal to them through a difficult couple of months with victory over Fulham. The Latics have lost six straight Barclays Premier League games, with their last points coming courtesy of a 2-0 victory over QPR back in August. Only Blackburn, who also have five points, sit beneath them but, unlike at Ewood Park where ...Full Story »

Levante vs Malaga preview - Martinez refuses to get carried away

Posted Sunday, October 16, 2011 by PA51 hits

Levante's amazing start to the season has seen them win their last four Primera Division games and sit joint-top of the table with Barcelona. However, manager Juan Ignacio Martinez refuses to get carried away with his side's current position and says that, given the financial disparity between the teams, just keeping the run going for one more week against Malaga would be a huge achievement. H...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic vs Bolton Wanderers preview - Martinez not interested in early league standings

Posted Saturday, October 15, 2011 by PA56 hits

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez insists it would be wrong for anyone to draw conclusions from the current state of the Premier League table. If they did, Manchester United would be claiming the title, with Manchester City and Chelsea in hot pursuit. Rather more surprisingly, Newcastle could be looking at a Champions League berth and Arsenal would be in a relegation fight. Much closer to home, bot...Full Story »

Levante vs Espanyol preview - Martinez urges focus

Posted Sunday, September 25, 2011 by PA88 hits

Levante coach Juan Ignacio Martinez is refusing to get carried away with his side's fine start to the season, which sees them lying sixth after four rounds and having last weekend claimed the prized scalp of Real Madrid. The Valencia-based club followed up that 1-0 triumph over Jose Mourinho's star-studded side with a 2-1 victory at Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday and they will hope to make it thre...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic vs Queens Park Rangers preview - Martinez welcomes new deals for players

Posted Saturday, August 27, 2011 by PA121 hits

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez may not have been a busy man in the transfer market, but he is delighted to have three of his key players tied down to new deals ahead of their match against QPR. James McCarthy, Ben Watson and Emmerson Boyce have all penned new contracts at the DW Stadium as Martinez looks to give stability to the side that just avoided relegation last season. The game at home t...Full Story »

Swansea vs Wigan preview - Martinez ready for Swans reception

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by PA43 hits

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is ready to take on the chin whatever reception he is given by Swansea's fans on his return to the Liberty Stadium. The Spaniard made 122 appearances for the Swans as a player and then spent two years in south Wales as manager between 2007 and 2009 before leaving the club for Wigan. It was a controversial decision by Martinez, who had previously said he would only q...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez up for Julio Arca Swoop

Posted Sunday, July 17, 2011 by hits

ABOVE: Argentinian Julio Arca, 30, is now a free agent after leaving Middlesbrough WIGAN boss Roberto Martinez is ready to renew his interest in Julio Arca – if Charles N’Zogbia leaves the DW Stadium. Argentinian Julio Arca, 30, was willing to take a pay cut at Middlesbrough but was disappointed with their offer and is now a free agent. The midfielder spent five years on Teesside ...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez Fear of Festive Fixtures for Wigan

Posted Sunday, July 03, 2011 by hits

ABOVE: Roberto Martinez admits Wigan face a ‘month of death in December ROBERTO MARTINEZ admits Wigan face a ‘month of death’ as they look to avoid another Premier League relegation battle. The Latics boss believes his side can push for the top half if they show the form of the final month of last season. But he thinks December, when they face Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and...Full Story »

Levante recruit Martinez as coach to replace Garcia

Posted Saturday, June 11, 2011 by YAHOO Sport67 hits

Levante have hired Juan Ignacio Martinez as coach to replace Luis Garcia who rescinded his contract this week and signed for La Liga rivals Getafe. “The profile of Juan Ignacio Martinez is the perfect one to lead our club,” Francisco Catalan, president of the tiny Valencia-based side said at a presentation ceremony on Friday. A former coach of second-division sides Salamanca, Albac...Full Story »

Martinez rejects Villa to stay at Wigan

Posted Saturday, June 11, 2011 by YAHOO Sport40 hits

Roberto Martinez will remain as manager of Wigan after rejecting an opportunity to hold talks with English Premier League rival Aston Villa. Villa targeted the 37-year-old Spaniard as a replacement for Gerard Houllier, who left for health reasons this month, but said on Friday that Martinez “has made the decision to honor his commitment to Wigan.” Wigan chairman Dave Whelan granted...Full Story »

Martinez staying at Wigan after snubbing Villa

Posted Saturday, June 11, 2011 by YAHOO Sport17 hits

LONDON (AFP) - Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez has turned down the chance of taking over at Aston Villa, it was confirmed on Friday. An Aston Villa statement said Martinez, 37, had featured prominently on the club's shortlist of candidates to replace Gerard Houllier but had chosen instead to see out his contract with Wigan. "Roberto met with his chairman earlier this week and he made t...Full Story »

Villa target Martinez to stay at Wigan

Posted Friday, June 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport22 hits

LONDON (AFP) - Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez has turned down the chance of taking over at Aston Villa, it was confirmed on Friday. An Aston Villa statement said Martinez, 37, had featured prominently on the club's shortlist of candidates to replace Gerard Houllier but had chosen instead to see out his contract with Wigan. "Roberto met with his chairman (Dave Whelan) earlier this we...Full Story »

Levante signs coach Juan Martinez to one-year deal

Posted Friday, June 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport42 hits

VALENCIA, Spain (AP)—Spanish club Levante has named Juan Martinez as its new coach for the 2011-12 season. Martinez arrives after two seasons in charge of Spanish second division team Cartagena and has never coached in the topflight before. Martinez said on Friday that “I have spent 20 years in the lower divisions and even in women’s football. I am completely happy.” T...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez to deside on Aston Villa job by lunchtime

Posted Friday, June 10, 2011 by hits

ABOVE: Roberto Martinez has been high on Aston Villa’s wanted list since the departure of Houllier ROBERTO MARTINEZ will give Aston Villa a decision by lunch-time on whether he is ready to become their new boss. The Wigan manager spent last night agonising over whether to take the tough decision to turn his back on Latics owner Dave Whelan. After another confusing day at Villa Park, it...Full Story »

Blackpool vs Wigan Athletic preview - Holloway hails Martinez style

Posted Saturday, April 16, 2011 by PA38 hits

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway believes Wigan counterpart Roberto Martinez deserves more credit and is convinced the Spaniard will go far in football management. It has been a difficult second season for Martinez in charge of Wigan, who finished 16th under him last year but are currently bottom of the Barclays Premier League with six games to play. The 37-year-old landed the job with the Latic...Full Story »

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