JIM coy on Levante future

Levante boss Juan Ignacio Martinez has refused to elaborate on his future with the Valencia-based club.

JIM, as he is more commonly known, has reportedly stated he wishes to continue with Los Granotes but now may be willing to listen to other offers as he and the Levante board have yet to reach agreement on a contract extension.

“If I am not at Levante next year then it will not be because I don’t want to be here. My feelings are good as they have always been, but I don’t want to talk in depth about this issue because we have a match against Real Betis where the stakes are high,” he told a Press conference.

Martinez recently held a meeting with director of football Manolo Salvador but, speaking in the third person, he refused to divulge the contents of the get-together.

“It would be a lack of respect if Juan Ignacio made public a meeting that lasted so many hours. Perhaps Manolo will have something to say.

“Juan Ignacio has only one mission because there exists a one per cent chance of us getting into Europe, and we will try to accomplish that so the fans can enjoy it again.

“We are just thinking of winning and we’ll see what happens. I said we would need three wins in a row, or at least two, but I must thank the players as it is them that made it possible to fulfil one of my dreams, which was to play in Europe.”

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