Speaking to Wales Online earlier today, Molby - who managed Swansea in the 1990s - dismissed Martinez's chances, and threw his support behind Norwich manager Paul Lambert. He said:
“Roberto Martinez and Paul Lambert have been linked, but if you asked me to choose, then Lambert would be the only one I would consider. Martinez seems to be being lauded for guiding Wigan to Premier League security, but Norwich finished above them this season. Lambert is going to be a top, top manager.
It's good to see up and coming British managers linked with the Liverpool job, but the club is scouring the globe to find the right man, and Molby selected two non-British managers who could be worth a 'gamble':
"Lucien Favre, of Borussia Moenchengladbach is another who has impressed me. As has Diego Simeone of Atletico Madrid, who won the Europa League. They are gambles, but what manager isn’t, these days?"
I'm not convinced that Lambert is a viable option; there's a touch of the 'Roy Hodgson' about his managerial CV (i.e. moved around a lot in a short space of time), and he wasn't particularly successful at Wycombe Wanders or Colchester United.
Lambert has been a revelation at Norwich, but does that mean he's the right man for the Liverpool job? I'm not so sure.