Swansea quash Martinez rumours

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Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has confirmed the club have yet to receive an approach from Wigan or Celtic for manager Roberto Martinez.

Martinez has been heavily linked with former club the Latics and the vacant managerial position at Parkhead but Jenkins was quick to quash the rumours.

Jenkins told the South Wales Evening Post: "It is quite natural every time something happens at Wigan that Roberto is brought into it because of his personal links. But I have had no contact with either Wigan or Celtic and nor do I expect to."

He added: "Roberto is under contract here and we are both aware of the targets this club has.

"We want to get into the Premier League. I feel we can do that with Roberto and he feels he can do it with Swansea."

Although the Swansea chairman has conceded he may lose Martinez in the distant future, he believes the Spaniard will remain committed to the cause at the Liberty Stadium over the next few years.

He told the Western Mail: "At the moment, we've got a job to do here and I believe he is fully committed to the next few years to see where he can take us.

"Although Wigan are a Premier League club, I believe that, over the next few years, ourselves as a club will hopefully equal where Wigan are and eventually we could have far more to offer Roberto.

"The way he is developing, I am sure there will be plenty of time to consider top jobs in this country and abroad as and when they become available over the next 10 years.

"The right choice may well come eventually but there will be plenty of time for that."

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