Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has reportedly been offered the manager's job at Liverpool following protracted negotiations with the club's American owners in Miami this week. Speculation over the Spaniard's future has been heightened further this weekend with the announcement of a press conference to be held by Wigan (6/4 To Get Relegated Next Season) and Martinez on Tuesday.
Latics chairman Dave Whelan is not resigned to losing his manager, maintaining that there are a number of issues to be ironed out between the Reds and Martinez (6/1 Next Aston Villa Manager) before any deal can be agreed, namely the prospect of working under a Technical Director at Anfield. Speaking to Sky Sports, Whelan said: "He went 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.
Liverpool have also been linked with the likes of Andre Villas-Boas, Swansea's Brendan Rodgers and are rumoured to be lining up Dutchman Louis van Gaal as the aforementioned technical director. Interim Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo (EVS Next Chelsea Manager) is another name to have been thrown into the hat this weekend following rumours that the Italian is at risk of the chop from his role at Stamford Bridge.
Roman Abramovich is understood to want to install former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola (5/2 Next Chelsea Manager) as the manager at Stamford Bridge, but Guardiola is known to want some time away from football before taking up another role. Di Matteo has reportedly been offered a one-year contract, with Guardiola lined up to replace him following next season, a deal with which Di Matteo would not be happy. Consequently, the prospect of the Italian taking up the job at Anfield becomes a lot more realistic.