Roberton Martinez responds to Barcelona links

Roberton Martinez responds to Barcelona links

Belgium national team manager Roberton Martinez has responded to rumours linking him with a move to FC Barcelona.

There had been reports that Martinez is the favourite to take over the reins at Barca should they decide to send Ronald Koeman home with the Dutchman currently under intense pressure to perform following a torrid start to the season.

"As you can imagine, there is nothing, really nothing, for me to comment on. Obviously, there are always rumours, they are always there. This is normal in football. When you lose three matches, rumours say you are going to lose your job. When things are going well, when you have good results, there are also rumours.

"But there is nothing to comment about me at this time," Martinez said as quoted by Eurosport.

Barca currently sits eighth in La Liga with two wins and two draws from their opening four matches and already find themselves six points behind leaders and reigning champions Atletico Madrid.

Martinez led Belgium to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but only reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 after going out to eventual winners Italy.

At club level, Martinez has solely managed in England, taking charge at Swansea, Wigan and Everton.

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