Writer: J P Fear
Date:Sunday May 27 2012
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
Date:Sunday May 27 2012
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