You talking about AVB?
It wasn't a straight choice between the two, they could have gone for anyone.
Most Liverpool fans are totally delusional, they thought King Kenny was going to be the saviour and they probably thought Mourinho was going to apply for the job. I don't think Martinez is going to excite them.
yeah with a club like Chelsea he couldn't get results that's a strong club who expect big things whereas liverpool are a medium strength club...who expect big things. I'm not saying they're shit or anything but they're not at that position in the league by accident. Dalglish made many mistakes but he got them their first piece of silverware in 7 years (even if it was a league cup) and into the FA cup final. Given 2 or 3 more seasons i think the results may have been more favourable for them. AVB failed across the board really, poor media handling, poor tactical choices and very poor handling of the dressing room the only thing he showed any consistently good capability in was signing good new players. I'm aware they could have gone for anyone but i think they have to be realistic, who the fuck would sign for a club as manager who have shown virtually no patience or regard for the managers contributions unless they have no job or their job is not as worthwhile.
Realistically that leaves a manager of a smaller team or someone who's out of a job. I suppose they could go for virtually anyone by that logic but certainly the list of those who are realistic and might be interested are basically those two names at this point.
but yeah i know several Liverpool fans who have stated it'll be Mourinho, that they'll win the title this season coming and maybe the treble at that. I read a statement about football clubs once compared to school kids
If Barclays Premier League would have been a class-room, then:
Arsenal is a boy who works hard through out the year but fails to succeed.
Manchester City is a spoilt child who purchases all the expensive books but is never interested in reading them.
Liverpool is a child who is very much proud of the academic achievements of his grand father.
Manchester United is a boy who just performs in the final exams and tops the class.
Chelsea is a boy who fails and puts the blame of failure on his teachers and then his family finds a new teacher for him every year.
(I'd state that it seems we've read those books this season though)
Liverpool seem to think they're in the top 2 teams in England and they are if we're talking global popularity but right now they're really only playing at about the same level as Everton (a top half of the middle of the table team), which i think they've yet to realise.