Date: 4th July 2019 at 8:15am
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Newcastle United fans will surely be thrilled to know that Roberto Martinez has no interest in quitting his job with the Belgium international team.

According to the Sun, Newcastle have made contact with Martinez, 45, as they aim to hire a successor to Rafa Benitez, who left St James’ Park at the end of last month when his deal expired.

The newspaper claimed that the former Everton and Wigan boss could find the lure of the size of a club like Newcastle too much for him to turn down as he aims to return to management in the Premier League.

However Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur, who works for newspaper HLN, has dug out quotes by Martinez from last month that would suggest that the Spaniard is not keen on quitting Belgium any time soon.

“I want to finish my job here. I can’t terminate the contract that I signed with Belgium. What will happen after the Euros is another story,” Terreur quoted Martinez as saying while adding that the 45-year-old is on Newcastle’s radar.