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Villa Agreed Deal With Martinez? Can't Be Right!

Well, this wouldn`t be good!

The Daily Star say Villa are battling with Liverpool for Roberto Martinez. Ok, nothing new there. But they also claim that Villa agreed a deal with Martinez last Wednesday and have been 'dismayed` that he then went to talk to Liverpool bosses in Miami.

If true, then I would expect Villa to say stuff it and move on surely?

They also, wrongly, say that Villa are looking at Di Matteo and Martinez after their first choice pulled out. Not true, he wasn`t first choice, he was an option and nothing more. Yup, we are talking the punt on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer which to me was still baffling... the Ole Mania was most strange!

www.sundaymercury.net say that Roberto Martinez is still in the frame as a deal with Liverpool isn`t close to completing yet.

They also say Di Matteo is in the frame.

Motor mouth, giving the press a running commentary as usual, has given Martinez a deadline (See: Tic Toc - Make Yer Mind Up Martinez Says His Boss ) and said "They`ve made Roberto an offer and he has agreed to consider it. They`re going to talk again on Tuesday." He is back from holiday on Tuesday and Whelan is quoted elsewhere saying Martinez has until Thursday to make up his mind.

Apparently Whelan is wrong and there isn`t an offer on the table.

They also name Rafa Benitez and Norwich City boss Paul Lambert who are amongst the front runners with the bookies.

Wiki on Martinez: Click Here

A decent interview with our Wigan editor: Interview With A Wigan Fan On Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez forum thread: Roberto Martinez

People seem to be turning their noses up at pretty much any manager named, must be a thankless task for the board if this is what they face. When did we get so picky!? LOL




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 27 2012

Time: 11:01AM

Your Comments

Newspapers....thats at all it is Fear......the day we actually have a press conference and the new man is right before our eyes, will i start to ramble......until that happens.....i'm enjoying my closed season break....as this last season aged me big time
reza
if martinez is having a press conference on tuesday - then to me its to say he is staying with wigan i feel. papers are so full of it making up stories should be unacceptable and they need to be told
villa4life87
Personally I'd love Martinez to come to us just to wipe the smug grin off big Dave's fizzog, but we do seem to have become picky. I'm still waiting to see who starts the "Aston Villa Supporters - We Don't Mind Who Comes In As Long As The Football's Decent, We Improve And We Don't Finish In The Bottom Half Of The Table Again" Facebook page!
Turkish Penguin
Strange one to be sure. If Villa had spoken to Martinez then surely Whelan would have told the world about it. As for De Matteo, after all his achievements even a mentalist like Abramovich has to give him another season.
Saurat
Incredible.. the amount of ways that these journos try to re hash & twist the truth.. I don't think anyone knows whats going on apart from we spoke to Solskjaer & Whelan is a closet Liverpool fan.
danceoftheshamen
Fear: Agree that some will never be pleased whoever is chosen. Maybe D'Ol had a point. Di Matteo? Why not? Given his current job and our current position what more do we want? OK maybe he has achieved success by letting the Terry's of this world have their own way BUT he set the team up to achieve a result and got it. What more do people want? I hear about free flowing football and goals but be realistic: with this squad? We have to discover our strengths and play to them and then move on from there.
Gordonsleftboot
Gordoneftboot: great comments.
koolbill
Koolbill, Gordon was happy with Eck, his points are 95% of the time non valid. The "maybe D'OL had a point" comment is still sour grapes that he was proved wrong over the Ginger turd's employment. Spurs finished 4th and at least half their fans want rid of him!!! Villa have been starved of quarter decent football for a year or 2 but some still like to champion the owner's cause regardless. Makes you wonder if they actually understand the game or just go as they have nothing else to do?!?!?!?!
Villan444
Can't be Right?.... Bloody hope it isn't!
Pride of Lions
agree Gordonsleftboot, finding it fascinating, I'd be happy with most of the names linked, they'd have to bring in a right howler not to at least give the new man a chance, although I couldn't take a shock like last year I will admit! lol
The Fear
The trouyble is, with the Boards current track record a right howler it could be. That's what worries me.
Obediah
I'd be happy with Lambert, Martinez, Poyet, Hoddle, AVB or Di matteo. I just wish we'd hear something soon
AVbornandbred
I'd take all linked ahead of mcleish
leelindsay
I just hope we aren't waiting around for Liverpool and Chelsea to make up their minds, we are a big club and should think for ourselves. We should push hard for our number 1 target whoever that may be and go for them, if it's Martinez then we should throw everything at it rather than wait for pool. I still think we should go for Rodgers he will more than likely stay but I'd give it a good go, then I'd go for AVB and have Martinez and Poyet as backups. At least some good names are being bounced around this time!! Can't wait to find out who it is going to be, can't sleep at the moment
AdzVilla11
The thing is GLB, we don't know how well the current squad can play as McLeish had them doing everything but play football!! They weren't allowed to play free flowing football. We do have some talent in this squad, they just need to be allowed to play football not hoof ball.
nottinghamvillain
Villa fans are to picky ? I would have snatched your hand off last season if you told we were swopping Mcleish for Mick McCarthy or Bruce ! hows that for picky lol !
Merlin128777
 

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