The Latics owner has stated that the White Hart Lane side have made no contact for Wigan's 38-year-old Spanish manager, adding that he hopes Spurs 'leave us alone'
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has confirmed that manager Roberto Martinez has not been approached by Tottenham concerning their managerial vacancy.
Harry Redknapp was sacked by Spurs on Wednesday after four years in charge, despite leading the club to fourth in the Premier League, although the club missed out on Champions League qualification after Chelsea’s triumph in the competition’s final in May.
Martinez has since emerged as one of the leading candidates for the job along with Everton’s David Moyes, but Whelan has stated he is yet to hear anything from Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
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"I have not been approached, and Roberto has not been approached," Whelan told ESPN.
"He is so honest that he would tell me the minute that he has.”
The Spaniard was a contender for the vacant managerial role at Liverpool recently, but reportedly turned down a move after assessing the club’s plans for the future.
Now it appears Whelan could face another fight to keep the 38-year-old, who has managed to steer Wigan clear of relegation in the last two seasons.
And the Latics owner hopes that Spurs go for Moyes instead as any interest in Martinez is considered unwelcome.
"I think it's pie in the sky that Spurs want Roberto. It seems that way as they have made no approach,” he added.
"That's not to say that they won't, but I hope that Spurs go for David Moyes and leave us alone."