Wigan Chairman Dave Whelan has said that he believes Roberto Martinez has been offered the Liverpool managers job. Whelan said:
“He had a meeting on Thursday with the owner of Liverpool in Miami,” Whelan told BBC Sport. “I think they have made some kind of offer.
“They will speak again on Tuesday. I’ve said I want a decision by Thursday.”
Liverpool FC have declined to comment on any of the speculation but Wigan owner Whelan wants the decision to be made straight away. Whelan revealed: “We are having a meeting on Tuesday when he’s going to put everything to me. He’s very honest. He arrives back in the morning and we will get together in the afternoon.”
“I think Roberto has put his cards on the table and said ‘If I’m going to Liverpool I want the following’,” said the Wigan owner. Roberto has to run the football club from top to bottom. Without that I don’t think he would go. I should not be saying how good Roberto is because I want to keep him. There’s no question he’s the best young manager in Europe.”
When England captain Steven Gerrard was asked about Martinez’s appointment, he said: We’ll have to wait and see. It’s news for me. I am aware Roberto Martinez has been speaking to the club. If he is the manager he has my support.”
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