The Wigan manager has been told he has just two days if he wants to succeed Tony Pulis.
Following relegation from the Premier League it’s likely that Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez will be leaving the DW Stadium, but where will be his new destination?
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan is meeting with Martinez to discuss his long-term future, although talks will have to move quickly as the Potters have given the 39-year-old just 48 hours to make up his mind.
Pulis was given the elbow by Stoke following discussions with chairman Peter Coates, despite the Welshman taking the club back to the top flight for the first time in 23 years in 2008, leading them to an FA Cup final in 2011 and as a result, bringing European football to the club for the first time since 1974.
However, during his time in the top flight the 55-year-old has been greatly criticised for his direct style of play and Stoke are now looking to the more free-flowing and technical tactics of Martinez.
Yet the Wigan boss has also been linked with the managerial vacancy at Everton following David Moyes’ departure to Manchester United and the Toffees’ top six ambitions will surely make them a more attractive prospect.
Also thought to be in the running are Phil Neville, after the former Everton and United man’s professional contract is up this summer, although it’s believed he is holding out for a coaching role at one of his two previous clubs.
Even more unlikely is Rafael Benitez, as the Chelsea boss has now finished his interim role at Stamford Bridge, although a move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain is probably more realistic for the three-time European champion.