Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi delighted with Roberto Martinez stay

Al Habsi delighted with Martinez stay
© PA Photos
Wigan keeper Ali Al Habsi thinks that the club will avoid relegation again this season because Roberto Martinez is still in charge.

Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi has revealed that he is delighted manager Roberto Martinez decided to stay with the club.

The Latics boss was linked with a host of Premier League vacancies during the close season, including Aston Villa and Liverpool, but is still in charge at the DW Stadium for the 2012-13 campaign.

Al Habsi told Sport360 that he thinks Wigan can maintain their Premier League status again this season with Martinez at the helm.

He said: "There was talk about him leaving in the summer, but I'm so happy he has stayed. He brought me to the club, he gives me and the players support and belief even when other people do not think we will do so well.

"Last season we were under pressure from the beginning until the end to avoid relegation and we don't want that again. If we get a good start, we can make a push and it will be a great season for everybody where we can enjoy it and make it one of the best seasons at the club."

Wigan begin the season at home to Champions League winners Chelsea on Sunday.

Share this article now:
Fraser Fyvie
Read Next:
Fyvie aiming for Wigan first team
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

FA Cup
Scottish Premiership
Scottish Challenge Cup
La Liga
Serie A
Ligue 1
League One
Segunda Division
Serie B
Liga MX
Uruguayan Primera Division
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Indian I-League
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
1Shrewsbury TownShrewsbury32197642251764
2Wigan AthleticWigan30196556183863
3Blackburn RoversBlackburn32189558322663
4Rotherham UnitedRotherham331851056381859
5Scunthorpe UnitedScunthorpe341511850381256
6Charlton AthleticCharlton3214994339451
7Plymouth ArgylePlymouth34148124242050
8Bradford CityBradford33155134850-250
9Peterborough UnitedPeterborough321210105042846
12Bristol Rovers33143164851-345
13Southend UnitedSouthend33128134251-944
14Doncaster RoversDoncaster341012124242042
15Oxford UnitedOxford Utd33118144951-241
18AFC Wimbledon33107163342-937
19Northampton TownNorthampton34107173456-2237
20Fleetwood Town32106164353-1036
21Oldham AthleticOldham3399154658-1236
22MK Dons3279163146-1530
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account