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Liverpool Manager Update: Martinez tops the betting after flying to Boston for talks

by Rob Dore | May 22, 2012

Roberto Martinez has flown to Boston for further talks with Fenway Sports Group (FSG), owners of Liverpool FC, about replacing Kenny Dalglish as manager

Former Chelsea boss Andreas Villas-Boas is also said to have impressed the Americans in talks despite his disastrous tenure as Chelsea coach. Which ended in him being replaced by Roberto Di Matteo who led the Blues to FA Cup and Champions League glory.

Ex-England boss Fabio Capello has been nibbled at in the market at 4/1 which seems to contradict earlier statements that the owners preferred a younger manager who would be given time to re-build the club.

Given the income gap that the Reds now face with no Champions League football on the horizon and the need to boost match-day revenues by either revamping or moving out of Anfield, a long-term strategy might not be as’long-term’ as the new manager is promised.

The Liverpool faithful have voiced their concerns over Martinez’s Premier League record with Wigan’s Houdini acts at the end of the last two Premier League season’s failing to convince them.

But if FSG’s principle stake-holder John W Henry gets the chequebook out and offers the Spaniard the job, there’ll be little chance Martinez does a Billy Beane and turns him down.

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