Liverpool Offer Roberto Martinez Anfield Job: Wigan Manager to Make Decision By Tuesday

Anfield post offered to Spaniard.

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Roberto Martinez has been offered the chance to manage Liverpool according to Wigan chairman Dave Whelan.

Whelan has confirmed that Liverpool have made an offer to his manager and a decision will be made within the next week.

“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’.

“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. I think he has said thank you for the offer but I only work when I have complete control of football.

“But he’s having another meeting with them on Tuesday when he says a decision will be made.”

“If he goes to Liverpool we will wish him good luck and get on with the business.”

SOURCE: Sky Sports

Throughout this ongoing procedure Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has acted almost like a Sky Sports reporter, revealing all details of the meetings between Roberto Martinez and Liverpool’s American owners, which is a little odd. No doubt he is aware that there is a fairly good chance he will lose his young boss and is keen to secure a decent compensation package as a result.

If indeed Liverpool have made a concrete offer to the 38 year old they will hope that Martinez responds in the affirmative otherwise it would make them look a little foolish, especially given the relative sizes of the two sides in question. If indeed the main issue relates to the power the former Swansea City manager would hold then it probably helps that there is currently no director of football currently employed at the club following the departure of Damien Comolli.

This would at least make it easier for John Henry to decide whether any demand Roberto Martinez makes is worth conceding in order to ‘get their man’.

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