McArthur wants Martinez stay
Latics star wants boss to remain at DW Stadium
Last Updated: June 15, 2012 4:13pm
James McArthur: The midfielder says Martinez has been excellent for his career
Scotland midfielder James McArthur is hopeful manager Roberto Martinez will remain at the DW stadium next season.
The Latics boss was previously linked with the managerial vacancy at Liverpool, before it was filled by Brendan Rodgers.
And now there is renewed speculation linking the Spaniard with the hot seat at Tottenham following Harry Redknapp's sacking.
Martinez is among the favourites to take over at White Hart Lane, along with Everton boss David Moyes.
McArthur, though, insists nobody at the Lancashire outfit is worried about the boss jumping ship anytime soon.
"As far as I know he is staying, and hopefully that is the case," McArthur said.
"He's a brilliant manager and as players we obviously all want him to stay, to continue pushing the club forward and hopefully cracking on into that top 10.
"Obviously with Harry Redknapp leaving Tottenham he'll be linked with that job - and whoever does take over he'll be linked with his old job.
"He'll no doubt be linked with every other job that comes up this summer because of the fantastic work he's doing at Wigan.
"But that's no concern of ours at the moment."
The 24-year-old, who recently signed a contract extension at the club, says Martinez has been good for his career since he arrived from Hamilton two seasons ago.
"He's been excellent for my career, especially this past year," said McArthur.
"He's given me the chance to step in and play some games, get a run in the side and it's brought my game on no end.
"He's made me become a better player in training as well as matches and I can only thank him for that."