Whelan issues Martinez with deadline

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Wigan chairman Dave Whelan is preparing to set a deadline for manager Roberto Martinez to decide his future after admitting the club is currently in limbo.

The Spaniard is one of the leading contenders for the vacant Liverpool job and has been given permission to speak to the Reds. But with the Anfield club's owners Fenway Sports Group continuing their widespread trawl of the best available talent, formal interviews are unlikely to be scheduled until next week.

Martinez is on a Caribbean holiday but, on his return next week, Whelan will give him a timescale to make a decision - although with FSG in control of the process it may be one he is not capable of making. The Latics chairman said: "Roberto will be in Barbados until next Tuesday, and I will then set a seven-day deadline by which time I will expect a decision."

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