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Liverpool to Appoint Brendan Rodgers, Aston Villa to Appoint Paul Lambert, Roberto Martinez Going Nowhere?

by Mr Neutral

at DW Stadium on March 3, 2012 in Wigan, England.

Managerial merry-go-round spinning at full speed.

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The managerial merry-go-round is about to hit warp speed. Gossip on the grapevine suggests that Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers has requested that his Swansea City chairman allow him to speak to Liverpool about filling their vacant manager’s post. This is despite the fact that Wigan chairman Dave Whelan had confirmed that Roberto Martinez had also been made an offer by the Anfield side.

Add to this the fact that Norwich City boss Paul Lambert is now reportedly favourite to land the Aston Villa post, that was vacated by Alex McLeish at the end of the last campaign. Now this would appear to mean that Spaniard Martinez will be staying put at the DW Stadium, unless he would fancy taking the Canaries post or perhaps he would envisage a return to the Liberty Stadium?

The Scot has done a marvelous job at Carrow Road, following up back to back promotions with a solid season back in the top flight, all done on a fairly low budget, which could appeal to an Aston Villa board who may not be willing to cough up large sums this summer.

Liverpool have been linked with a myriad of possible successors to Kenny Dalglish but the bookies favourite is now Northern Irishman Rodgers, who’s vision may match the Merseyside club’s long term re-building plans.

Perhaps Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner didn’t fancy offering Martinez a post that the Latics boss turned down a year ago, hence his apparent decision to approach Lambert.

No doubt all these questions will be answered in the next 48 to 72 hours.

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