Wigan chairman Dave Whelan says Spurs have not made an approach for Roberto Martinez.
The Spaniard has emerged as one of the favourites to take over from Harry Redknapp after transforming Wigan into a far more solid outfit.
Whelan has stated in the past that he would not stand in the way of Martinez going to a bigger club, but hopes that Spurs plump for the bookies favourite, David Moyes.
Martinez was heavily linked with the Liverpool job before Brendan Rodgers took over the Anfield hotseat and is admired for his tactical know-how after transforming both Swansea and Wigan.
“I have not been approached, and Roberto has not been approached,” Whelan told ESPN.
“He is so honest that he would tell me the minute that he has.
“I think it’s pie in the sky that Spurs want Roberto. It seems that way as they have made no approach.
“That’s not to say that they won’t, but I hope that Spurs go for David Moyes and leave us alone.”
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