‘He’s A Comedian’ – Liverpool MD Dismisses Wigan Owner Dave Whelan Over Martinez Comments

Alan Duffy

5th, June 2012


By Alan Duffy

“My mother-in-law is so fat…..”

Liverpool’s Managing Director Ian Ayre has had a pop at Dave Whelan, after the Wigan Athletic owner claimed that the Reds had offered Latics manager Roberto Martinez the top job at Anfield. In response to those comments, Ayre said:

“I always thought John Bishop was the biggest comedian in the north west, but Dave Whelan seems to have taken that mantle over in the last couple of weeks.”

“We make no secret of the fact we spoke with Roberto Martinez, but that is all we did. He is a great guy, and I can’t speak highly enough of his professionalism and conduct. But for his chairman to make suggestions like he has, and suggestions that just aren’t true, is disappointing to say the least.

“We can say with absolute certainty that the only person who was made any offer is Brendan Rodgers.”

I bet Peter Kay is fuming right now. Not to mention Stan Boardman.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Whelan is a wanker

  2. D says:

    I respect everything that Whelan was able to do for Wigan but the guy was acting ridiculously fame hungry moron. Whenever he got off the phone with Martinez he was on Sky Sports News spewing every detail.

    Started off by saying they’d offered Martinez the job, then when it was clear Rodgers was getting it he says Martinez turned them down as they wanted him to have a technical director. Then when it became clear Rodgers was getting the job WITHOUT a technical director it was the final confirmation that DW is a moron.

    All of this while the man himself (Martinez) hasn’t said a word. At least someone over there has a bit of class.

  3. Dan says:

    How do you know everything Whelan said was completely true?

    For my money he’s played the media perfectly, just like he did last summer when Aston Villa tried to take Wigan’s manager. Whatever you think about him as a person I’m sure he won’t care – at the end of the day he’s kept his manager, which is exactly what he wanted in the first place.

  4. Adam says:

    In contrast maybe whelan was using the media to his advantage – playing every move out in the press. he wanted to keep Martinez and after he made it very public he was in advanced talks there was a reaction from the fans. it showed how badly Liverpool were handling the whole process and in the end Liverpool didn’t go with roberto – who knows, if whelan kept quiet they may have offered martinez the job leaving wigan looking for a new manager. i think whelan was very clever as martinez is still the wigan manager whilst swansea and norwich are left to fight over the mick mccarthys and Steve bruces of this world. in contrast wigan can prepare for next season

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