Liverpool Fans Should Get Behind Roberto Martinez

He may not be Dalglish and he may not be box office but the Wigan boss is a young, intelligent manager who knows how to spot young talent and play good football.
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He may not be Dalglish and he may not be box office but the Wigan boss is a young, intelligent manager who knows how to spot young talent and play good football.

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Liverpool fans need a reality check and Roberto Martinez is a good choice. He's not box office, he's not Fabio Capello, he's certainly not Jose Mourinho, but you only have to look at the league table to see that we have gone from being regulars in the 'Big Four' with two Champions Leagues finals in two years, to being a top six, top eight team.

We need a manager who is cheap (so NOT Capello) and who has an excellent scouting network that can unearth some gems from Europe and South America. Martinez did it at Swansea (he discovered Angel Rangel in the Spanish second division and he is now a regular Premiership player) and at Wigan. Given how much money Kenny Dalglish blew on Carroll, Downing and Henderson I can't imagine the new manager will have a lot of money to play with so someone like Martinez is ideal. Given his restrictions at Wigan he has performed miracles to keep them in the Premier League.

OK so he has no experience at handling 'big' players but how 'big' are Liverpool's players these days? His personality and knowledge of the game are massive plus points. The players will hopefully be open and receptive to a new, young, intelligent manager and his teams also play good, entertaining football. I hope Liverpool fans get over the sacking of Dalglish, move on and get behind Martinez if he is appointed. Once he has a chance to settle Liverpool must then address the issue of getting a new stadium. Until that issue is resolved, Martinez or whoever else is appointed, doesn't have a chance of returning us to the top four.

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