Roberto Martinez has revealed he WAS made an offer by Liverpool's owners, despite club chairman Tom Werner insisting that Rodgers was "the only person we made an offer to our first choice and the right choice".
Roberto Martinez has rubbed salt in Brendan Rodgers' wounds by claiming that he was actually Liverpool's first choice to take over from Kenny Dalglish this summer.
Martinez was pictured meeting Liverpool owner John W Henry in Miami over the summer, as speculation mounted that the Spaniard was top of the list to replace Dalglish.
But when the club announced Rodgers's appointment, it seemed that Martinez had missed his opportunity. Instead, though, he says now that it was he who rejected Liverpool.
Other contenders for the job included Swansea’s Newcastle boss Alan Pardew, Marseille’s Didier Deschamps, Andre Villas Boas and Borussia Dortmund’s Jurgen Klopp.
Tom Werner was the man who said that Kenny Dalglish retained the ‘full support’ of Fenway Sports Group just 34 days before he got the boot, Dalglish became the highest-profile victim of their ruthless cull at the end of last season.
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