Wigan's Ali Al Habsi and Emmerson Boyce are urging the club to keep hold of in-demand manager Roberto Martinez.
The 38-year-old has kept the club in the Premier League for the three years that he has been at the helm and they finished seven points above the drop zone this season.
The Latics' achievements have led to Martinez being linked with the vacant Aston Villa post as well as the Liverpool job, currently held by Kenny Dalglish.
Indeed, the Spaniard turned down the opportunity to move to Villa Park last season in a statement of loyalty to Wigan chairman Dave Whelan.
It looks set to be even more difficult for Wigan to hold onto their boss for the 2012/13 campaign, but goalkeeper Al Habsi is desperate for him to stay.
He told Wigan Today: "I would love him to stay here at Wigan - and I'm sure that goes for the rest of the boys.
"I'm sure he has a lot of important things to think about, but that's between him and the club and we'll let him get on with that.
"All I can say is that he's done a great job for Wigan, and he's been a big help for me with my career.
"He has made sure we have continued to improve, and I hope we will be allowed the opportunity to keep that going under him next year."
Martinez has been influential in Boyce's change of position which has led to strong form from the defender-turned-wing back.
Boyce admits he is not surprised by the speculation surrounding the Wigan manager.
He said: "You never know what's going to happen in football, we'll just have to see what happens."
"The manager is always going to be linked elsewhere and, if a big club like Liverpool were to come along, you can't begrudge anyone that choice.
"We'd obviously like him to stay here, though.
"Eight seasons in the Premier League for Wigan Athletic is a dream come true, and he's worked as hard as anyone to ensure we're still there.
"Hopefully it'll be the gaffer who'll be taking us into that eighth year."