Anfield managerial round-about spinning at full speed.
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Liverpool granted permission to talk to Martinez by Wigan chairman Whelan
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has given Liverpool permission to speak to manager Roberto Martinez, following an approach from the Carling Cup winners.
The Anfield side are seeking a manager following the departure of Kenny Dalglish.
And Whelan told Sky Sports News: ‘If Liverpool are serious then I may lose him.’
Whelan has always said he felt the Spaniard was destined to manage one of Europe’s top clubs and he would not stand in his way should one come calling.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Liverpool have suffered their first snub in the search for a new manager – and it has astonishingly come from Brendan Rodgers.
The Swansea boss was one of the contenders to replace sacked Kenny Dalglish at Anfield but he has decided to reject the opportunity to talk to owner John W Henry.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
So plans are certainly afoot to bring in a replacement for Kenny Dalglish sooner rather than later and the two named are both up and coming Premier League managers who could well have a lot offer in terms of Liverpool’s hopes to plan for the future.
Though some very big names have been circulating in relation to filling the vacant Anfield slot it may be that the club’s American owners are more amenable to the appointment of a youthful boss who can start, and see through, a long term project more in keeping with the club’s transfer policy and academy-led squad building plans.
Martinez has done well to keep Wigan in the top flight and his Latics side finished the season strongly, beating a number of the big sides, including Liverpool, on route to safety. Rodgers was perhaps more successful, helping his Swansea City side to the top flight at the first time of asking and leading the Welsh side to a very respectable 11th place this term.
Any incoming manager would more than likely get a fairly big transfer budget and will inherit a good squad, albeit one filled with players not playing to their full potential. A motivator is needed to enthuse a playing staff that has slumped to a third successive season without Champions League action.
Who do Liverpool fans want to see take Dalglish’s hot-seat?