Date: 10th June 2011 at 12:42pm
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Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez has decided to stay just that and rejected the chance to double his salary at Aston Villa.

Martinez was Villa`s number one choice to replace Gerrard Houllier, who left the Villa Park hot seat due to health reasons, and Latics chairman Dave Whelan gave his Villa counterpart Randy Lerner permission to talk to Martinez once the Spaniard returned from holiday.

Loyalty and principles aren`t words usually used to describe people inside football at the top level, but it would look like Roberto Martinez has an abundance of those qualities in his makeup as he decided to stay loyal to Dave Whelan, the Latics and his adoring fans as he is set to continue the transformation and rebuilding of Wigan Athletic that he started two years ago.



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