Oh it’s so exciting searching for a new Aston Villa manager isn’t it! Former Wigan Athletic, Everton and current Belgian international gaffer Roberto Martinez is hardly a new name to fans.
Our failed chase of him all those years ago has left few thinking ‘what if’ as his spell at Everton stands out like a sore thumb for plenty, despite his relative success at international level.
Sky Sports are one of many who were happy to revisit that particular nugget of a link though this week and their suggestion is he features highly on our short-list, even if our preference is Thierry Henry still.
There’s have probably been greater legs to the story had it been suggested that Martinez was our top option and Henry would continue to develop his experience serving as No 2 again – but what do I know.
No thanks. Our defence is bad enough without his attacking, tika taka evangelism. Sacked from Everton for that reason and should have done better at the World Cup with the Belgium team #avfc
— Mr Thompson (@mrthompson81) October 8, 2018
Are we just hiring anyone connected to the Belgium team now? Watch us end up with the guy who puts out the cones…
— Andy H (@DoctorCuriosity) October 8, 2018
Nahhhh I’m good tah
— Jack (@JackWillis54) October 8, 2018
NO THANK YOU! Next candidate please ????
— Matt Franks (@MattFranks2) October 8, 2018
No thanks other who turned us done before and said we weren't good enough for him
— Steve Large (@Largeylivewire) October 8, 2018
This is getting silly now
— forever_villa (@antonyruston) October 8, 2018
Id still prefer henry
— James (@ja2k13) October 8, 2018
The above seems a fair summation when it comes to any talk I’ve seen about Martinez, I’m hardly sold on the idea myself as he falls into the ‘does what it says on the tin’ box and he doesn’t change, to his team’s detriment usually.