Roberto Martinez decision date set

Roberto Martinez’s future is set be decided in the next coming days, as Wigan have called a press conference on Tuesday in which the Spanish manager will announce his plans.

The coach has been in discussions with Liverpool over their vacant managerial position, and is currently the only real candidate in the running to replace Kenny Dalglish, despite extreme speculation in the media.

Martinez did turn down the opportunity to take over at Aston Villa last summer to stay with Wigan, and Latics chairman Dave Whelan has admitted that he wants his trainer to stay at the DW Stadium.

The Guardian state that Martinez will let the media know his plans on Tuesday one way or the other.

Meanwhile, Reds skipper Steven Gerrard has pledged his support to Martinez and will back the Spaniard’s appointment if it happens.

“We’ll have to wait and see. I’m aware Roberto Martínez has been talking to the club but all I’ve heard about him is positive. If he is going to be the manager, he’s got my full support,” the England international stated.

Martinez is believed to want full control of decision making, but the Anfield club’s board are entertaining the possibility of bringing on board a director of football also, with Louis van Gaal’s name being raised in the press.

By Gareth McKnight