Martinez is the odds-on favourite to be Liverpool's next manager, and when asked yesterday about the speculation linking with him with the job, the Premier League's youngest manager seemed to emphatically dismiss the possibility:
"There hasn’t been an official approach. I am the manager of an incredible football club and any talk of other clubs – especially when there is nothing on the table – is extremely disrespectful.
"If one day that’s a decision that needs to be made, then I would look at it, but it’s not the case at the moment. There has been talk in the press, but I have another three years on my contract and I don’t see it as an issue at all".
Realistically, what else is Martinez going to say? Martinez is and always has been a very respectful manager, and he's not going to publicly express interest in the job. Having said that, the Spaniard's statement is arguably quite revealing:
* Confirmation of no official approach yet.
* He would consider the a move away at some point.
If the Liverpool job became available, would Martinez be a serious candidate, or should the Reds look elsewhere?
I think Martinez is definitely a viable candidate:
* Young, energetic, Premier League experienced manager
* Progressive and tactically aware approach to football.
* Sets his teams up to play positive attacking football.
* Set the template for Swansea's superb style.
* Affable, respectful and good with the media.
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