EXCLUSIVE: Roberto Martinez will be spending part of his summer as a studio analyst for ESPN’s coverage of the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament, according to two sources who confirmed to EPL Talk that a deal will be announced soon.
Just this week, Martinez helped Wigan Athletic clinch another season in the Premier League after he miraculously turned the team’s fortunes around, against all odds. The highly-revered football manager is expected to leave Wigan this summer after chairman Dave Whelan has admitted that if a bigger club comes in with an offer, then Whelan would be happy to let the Spaniard leave.
Martinez worked for ESPN during World Cup 2010 where he was one of the surprise stars of its award-winning presentation of FIFA World Cup 2010, where ESPN won several Sports Emmy Awards. An announcement regarding the Wigan Athletic manager joining ESPN for its Euro 2012 coverage is expected to be made after the 2011-12 Premier League season ends.
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