Thursday, 17 May 2012

New Liverpool manager?

Who is that I see? Is it Pep Guardiola? Is it Andre Villas-Boas? No, it's Roberto Martinez.

Liverpool's owners have a pretty difficult task facing them, how on earth do you replace the greatest manager in the world Kenny Daglish? There were a few big names being brandished about, although they were by idiots. Names like Pep Guardiola, AVB and even a return of Benitez were being linked with Liverpool. In the end they went for Roberto Martinez, I'm not sure anyone saw that coming. It made Stan Collymore angry and you won't like him when he's angry, especially if you are his girlfriend. 

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan said that he would not stand in the way of a big club coming in for Martinez so that means Wigan fans shouldn't be too worried WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! Joking aside, he will definitely go to Liverpool if they want him and it appears that they do. I'm not sure why the want Roberto Martinez. If Martinez was the captain of the Titanic, he would have dramatically avoided the ice-berg at the last minute and saved everyone but you've got to wonder how he got so close in the first place. Completely pointless metaphor there. 

What will he bring to Liverpool? He did manage to get Wigan playing good football and he has managed to save them from relegation two seasons in a row, when they looked dead and buried. On the other hand he did buy Conor Sammon and Gary Caldwell. He should fit in perfectly at Liverpool with those kind of signings. £16m for a player who went an entire league season with no goals and no assists - Stewart Downing ladies and gentleman.