• Martinez began his playing career in Spain with home-town club CF Balaguer before Wigan chairman Dave Whelan brought him to England in 1995.
  • After six seasons at Wigan, making over 180 appearances he was released and signed a three-year deal with Motherwell.
  • In 2003 he signed for Swansea, helped them retain Football League status and later leading them to glory in the Football League trophy.
  • The Spaniard's final playing days were seen out at Chester City before he returned to Swansea in 2007 as their manager, replacing Kenny Jackett.
  • In May 2008, Martinez celebrates guiding the Swans to League One champions and is awarded League One Manager of the Year.
  • His success at Swansea led to interest from other clubs and in June 2009, both Celtic and Wigan asked Swansea for permission to speak with their manager.
  • The man who brought Martinez to England won the battle for his signature, signing a three-year deal and promising job security, even in relegation.
  • During Martinez's first season, Wigan achieve impressive home wins against Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal, but also suffer a series of heavy defeats.
  • In January 2010, he calls for competitive football to take a break during the transfer window after claiming players were distracted by speculation.
  • At the end of the 2010-11 season a 1-0 win at Stoke proves to be enough to keep Wigan in the Premier League.
  • The following season Wigan finish the season three points and two places above the Premier League relegation zone, with 42 points.
  • Roberto Martinez guides Wigan to their first FA Cup in 2012-13, beating Everton in the quarters, Millwall in the semis and Man City 1-0 in the final.
  • But just three days later, Martinez's Wigan were relegated after a 4-1 defeat against Arsenal, having been in the Premier League since 05.

Roberto Martinez

Martinez began his playing career in Spain with home-town club CF Balaguer before Wigan chairman Dave Whelan brought him to England in 1995.