Malaga Plot Move to Lure Wigan Athletic Boss Roberto Martinez Back to Spain

Latics boss linked with La Liga switch.

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La Liga side Malaga are set to make an approach to lure Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez back to his native Spain according to the Daily Mirror.

The Latics boss may well be inclined to listen to offers he fails to pull off his usual Houdini act as Wigan Athletic continue to sit mired in the relegation zone.

Current Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini is strongly linked with a possible move to replace Roberto Mancini at Man City and with this in mind the club’s Qatari owners are probably planning ahead.

The La Rosaleda side have impressed of late and look set for back to back top six finishes and made it through to the Champions League quarter-finals before being dumped out in injury time by Borussia Dortmund though the La Liga side have been banned from appearing in European competition next term due to major financial issues that resulted from a big spending spree in pursuit of a seat at the top table.

Martinez has cut his managerial teeth in England but could be interested in a move to manage in Spain and may see the Malaga job as a good way to get started.

Roberto Martinez left Spain to join Wigan as a player in 1995 and after 18 years plying his trade in England a move back to his homeland may be tempting.

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