Roberto Martínez has not been contacted by Everton over their impending managerial vacancy and claims any approach would be unwelcome as he concentrates on the FA Cup final and trying to keep Wigan Athletic in the Premier League.

"All that matters right now is Wigan, there has been no contact from anywhere else and it would be a waste of time because the next eight days are just about the most exciting in the club's history," he said. "Nothing is going to distract us or take our focus away from that.

"If I am being linked with other clubs I take it as a compliment, because it means things are going well and you are doing something right. It is similar to what can happen with players. You get good performances from youngsters, and people say they can progress, and that is a real compliment. Those are the stories we want."

Wigan's defensive problems continue. Ronnie Stam is out for the rest of the season with ligament damage, though at least the full-back's injury is not the broken leg the club feared. Martínez has an entire back line unavailable for Wembley, though he is hoping Antolín Alcaraz could be back from his muscle tear for one or both of the league games that follow the FA Cup final.

Maynor Figueroa, Jean Beausejour and Iván Ramis are already ruled out until next season, and Martínez has a decision to make over the goalkeeper Ali al-Habsi, who lost his place to Joel Robles with a shoulder injury but is now fit again.

"Joel is fully fit and I will need to assess how Ali is before making a choice," Martínez said. "I won't play anyone who is not 100% whatever they bring to the side in terms of experience and ability, but I think both players could get games before the end of the season."

The Wigan manager is looking forward to Wembley with his usual optimism, hoping the occasion boosts his players enough to take six points from their final games against Arsenal and Aston Villa, yet he cannot help but feel the timing of the Cup final is working against his side. "Manchester City rested eight players on Tuesday," he said.

"We couldn't do that because we are in the most crucial stage of our season and we still will be after the final. If you ask me, this is not the right time. Traditionally the FA Cup final has always been the last game of the season, and that makes sense.

"This is supposed to be one of the biggest games in world football and the timing could devalue the competition. We could play our under-21 team at Wembley and no one would be able to tell us it is the wrong decision."