Roberto Martinez looks set to snub Liverpool in favour of a bumper new contract and large transfer kitty at Wigan.
Martinez has been Liverpool's number one choice to replace Kenny Dalglish and the Spaniard held talks with the Reds American owners in Miami last week.
There have already been rumours circulating that Martinez would turn down the chance to move to Anfield as he is unwilling to work under a Director of Football and now reports have claimed Latics chairman Dave Whelan has convinced him to stay.
The Wigan owner is said to have promised bumper new contracts to not only Martinez but all his backroom staff as well along with a stack of cash to spend on new players in the summer.
Whelan wants a final answer by Thursday but reports in the Sun say that Martinez has already made his mind up to stay and Liverpool will now look elsewhere with Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers now their top target.