Roberto Martinez not worried by Graeme Jones speculation

Martinez not worried by Jones speculation
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Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is not worried by rumours linking Graeme Smith with the managerial vacancy at Burnley.

Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez has insisted that he is not worried by speculation linking assistant coach Graeme Jones with the Burnley job.

The Clarets are thought to be keen on recruiting Jones at Turf Moor following Eddie Howe's recent return to Bournemouth.

However, Martinez is confident that the 42-year-old will not lose his focus ahead of Saturday's trip to Swansea City in the Premier League.

"It's always a massive compliment when other clubs see the good work that you are doing at your football club," he told the Wigan Evening Post. "That's the case for players and it also applies for the staff as well, in this case Graeme.

"What we have to do is keep focused on the job we have to do here, and the goals we have set ourselves to achieve this season.

"I'm sure he'll take the rumours on board, but he won't let it affect his work in preparing for Saturday's game."

Jones was linked with the Swansea City job last summer before Michael Laudrup took over at the Liberty Stadium.

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