Roberto Martinez massive favourite to be next Liverpool FC manager
Six months ago, it would have been unthinkable that Roberto Martinez would replace Kenny Dalglish as Liverpool manager this summer, although the Spaniard appears to have taken a big leap towards the now-vacant position.
May 25th, 2012
Dalglish was recently relieved of his managerial duties at Anfield and it appears that the Fenway Sports Group have identified Martinez as a potential successor, with the Wigan manager having once again kept the Latics in the Premier League this term.
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan claimed on Friday that Martinez has been offered the chance to manager Liverpool, although it still appears uncertain as to whether the Latics boss will take the opportunity.
“I have just spoken to Roberto,” Whelan told Sky Sports News on Friday. “He went yesterday to Miami and had a very constructive meeting with the owner of Liverpool.
“They’re going to talk again on Tuesday. They’ve made Roberto an offer and he has agreed to consider it.
“He is also aware that I have said ‘I’d love to keep you but I need a decision by Wednesday or Thursday of next week’.
“If we lose him we’ve got to move and appoint someone for Wigan Athletic.
“In the meeting I think they’ve made him an offer and he’s said ‘what are my responsibilities’.
“These are American owners and the rules and regulations are a bit different from what we English set down.
“Roberto is a seven days a week, 12 hours a day worker and I don’t know whether they realise how hard he works.
“He has rules and regulations to be fully in charge of football and I know he won’t move anywhere unless he is fully in charge of the football.
“I think he’s considering it and I think he’ll give it fair consideration.”