Wigan remains my focus, insists Everton target Martinez

The Latics boss is widely regarded as the man to replace the departing David Moyes at Goodison Park, but the Spaniard is concentrating on the present rather than the future.
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez insists it would be a waste of time if Everton approached him now over replacing David Moyes.

Martinez has emerged as the first-choice target to success Moyes, who is in line to become the next manager at Manchester United following Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to retire at the end of the season. With Premier League survival and an FA Cup final to concentrate on with his current employers, though, Martinez is not interested in anything other than Wigan at the present time.

“We’re involved in two competitions at the start of May," Martinez told reporters. “We’re not going to lose any focus. All that matters is Wigan Athletic and these major games for the future of the club. Whatever goes on in the outside, in the media, it doesn’t affect our concentration.”

The 39-year-old has the opportunity to win his maiden competition this Saturday when he takes his side to Wembley to play Manchester City in the FA Cup final, and Martinez has not had and does not want any distractions.

When asked if he has been approached by another club, the Spaniard replied: "No. It would be a waste of time for anyone at this moment. The important thing is to be ready for Saturday and then two further cup finals in the league.

"The FA Cup final will be huge. It’s so important for the football club and for the town. These opportunities don’t come around too often. We’ve had to work hard, not just for one year but for the past four years. The next three games are crucial for different reasons."

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