Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has publicly backed under-fire manager Roberto Martinez.
The Latics have begun their Premier League campaign with two embarrassing home defeats, thumped 4-0 by newcomers Blackpool before a 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Chelsea.
But Whelan insists he is not ready to sack Martinez and claims the Spaniard is at the DW Stadium for the “long term”.
He told Sky Sports News: “When I saw the fixtures I thought we were in for a difficult start because Burnley beat Man Utd last season and I said to Roberto Blackpool would be on fire.
“We played well first half on Saturday (against Chelsea) and let it fade away. We know we’re in for a fight this season.
“Roberto is a very good manager. We’ve had a tough start and not had the best of luck. Roberto is working for the long term.
“When you lose against Blackpool and play poorly, you get letters from fans saying sack the manager. But Roberto is here for the long term.”