It appears assumptions which have been made about Roberto Martinez and his deal with Belgium have been wide of the mark. The Reuter’s information into the Spaniard’s current contract reveal he is on a ‘basic’ salary for the international side as pointed out Videocelts.
If reports are accurate the former Everton and Wigan manager is currently only on half the wages Brendan Rodgers was enjoying at Celtic before leaving for Leicester. This means Martinez would be very affordable for the club should they pursue him before the summer.
The fact Roberto got Belgium to a third-place finish at the last World Cup wasn’t cause for a pay rise and his contract was extended by the association under the same terms as his original deal.
There is a lot of things surrounding Martinez that would make him a strong candidate. He has been on Celtic’s radar for a decade, he knows Scottish football well and sings its praises, one of his close coaches is Former Celtic coach Shaun Maloney and he could fancy a chance to make history at the club.
Andre Villas Boas has also been linked with the job alongside interim boss Neil Lennon and David Moyes.