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Martinez facing the axe at Everton

09/05/2016  0 Comment  [Jump to last]

Roberto Martinez's days as Everton manager are numbered if reports in the Express and the Telegraph are any indication.

Paul Joyce and Chris Bascombe report that the Blues' hierarchy were hoping to delay a decision over the Catalan's future until the end of the season but Saturday's abject display at Leicester — and the outcry from supporters as a result — could force them to move the timetable up to as soon as this week.

Everton face Norwich City at Goodison Park on Sunday where the atmosphere could be uncomfortable at the very least should Martinez still be in charge as supporters turn against him in droves following just one win in 9 Premier League games.

The report suggests that new major shareholder Farhad Moshiri is weighing up alternative managerial options which could include Ajax boss Frank de Boer, Joachim Löw, Ronald Koeman and former Blues manager David Moyes.

Despite persistent speculation that Moyes is on the Blues' shortlist, he is not believed to be a realistic candidate, with Moshiri rumoured to be aiming at higher-profile options.

De Boer, meanwhile, has announced that he will make an announcement regarding his own future within the next week after missing out on a fifth Dutch league title yesterday to PSV Eindhoven.

The former Barcelona defender's agent said over the weekend that his client would "love" to manage either Valencia, who are looking for their next permanent appointment, or Everton...

Original Source: The Express  
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