Dave Whelan in talking rubbish shocker
Dave Whelan loves his football club and rightly (as a fan and owner) he should. He has taken Wigan Athletic up from the lower leagues to the Premier League and helped to keep them there since 2005.
His latest comments have riled Everton fans to an extent, but most will continue to laugh at the Wigan chairman and his vein attempts to try and keep hold of his manager. Whelan recently said: “Roberto’s always in demand, whenever he wants to go I’ll release him immediately but he’ll only go to a big, big club and I don’t think Everton are big enough.”
This comes almost a year after similar veiled comments at the Liverpool FC Heirarchy in an attempt to keep hold of his man.
Now Roberto Martinez could go on to become a superb manager and he has done well at the clubs he is at, but again Mr Whelan, the largest club he represented as a player is Real Zaragoza making only 1 appearance with the next biggest being Motherwell and as a manager the largest club he has managed was Swansea City. So why does he deserve to go to a big club?
My question is, what would Dave Whelan know about big clubs? As a player he played for Crewe Alexandra and Blackburn Rovers and although they are great historical clubs, neither club could be considered as a big club. As an owner, all he has ever know is Wigan Athletic a club that struggles to attract fans for it’s home fixtures and has only recently exceeded the attendances of its rugby league club.
In business, no one can question Whelan’s ability. He took advantage of an era when business could really boom and he has done remarkably well as a businessman. Even as a chairman you can’t knock him, he took Wigan from division three (at the time) up to the Premier League. His latest comments show a massive lack of respect for a team that has won the top league on 9 occasions, the FA cup on 5 and the defunct European Cup Winners Cup aswell.
We definitely think Whelan should think before he speaks and read up a little on Evertons history, having an affiliation with Wigan maybe we should just tell him to shut his Pie Hole.
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