The chase is hotting up for the Athletic Bilbao job as Andriy Shevchenko
and Roberto Martinez
confirm their interest in the job.
The Wigan board will not have been pleased with Martinez's choice of words to the media, after being linked with Bilbao: "Athletic Bilbao are such a fantastic club and it's extremely flattering to know that I'm being linked with them. I suppose it might be tough to reject any offer they propose."
Martinez is reportedly on the verge of quitting Wigan, after the board's anger at Martinez for not completely ruling himself out of the running for the Bilbao job.
Meanwhile, unemployed Ukrainian manager Shevchenko has also put himself in the race.
The former Queens Park Rangers manager, who led his team to the FA Cup and Europa League qualification, was sacked last month after a dismal run of results, his team unable to pick up a win in the Premier League for more than 10 matches. He has since been replaced by former Charlton boss Chris Powell
Formerly a striker for clubs like Milan, Chelsea, and Dynamo Kyiv, Shevchenko is a legend in his homeland of Ukraine, and was linked to Bilbao in 2012 before the Basque club hired Gregorio Manzano
. Manzano was replaced by Juande Ramos
in January 2014, but the former Real Madrid and Dnipro manager was sacked after just one year.