Roberto Martinez sacked as Everton Manager

Published 05/12/2016, 1:12 PM EDT
Football Soccer – Manchester City v Everton – Capital One Cup Semi Final Second Leg – Etihad Stadium – 27/1/16. Everton manager Roberto Martinez before the match Reuters / Andrew Yates/Livepic

Roberto Martinez, the manager of Everton FC has been sacked following a disappointing season with the club which is now placed 12th in the league.

It is understood that the 42-year-old was not among the fans’ favourites after the departure of David Moyes from the Merseyside team. The club achieved only 11th position the previous season. The fans were growing vocal about his shambolic performance with the club.

Despite his poor run, the new major shareholder of the club, Farhad Moshiri seems to have let Martinez off a little easy by sacking him before the final match against Norwich City. This means that he would not face the full brunt after the End of Season Awards for Everton FC today.

Despite joining the club after leading Wigan to an unlikely FA Cup triumph, the Spaniard has often been criticized for his lack of creating an own identity at the club. Rather, Martinez tried to adjust the players into a squad which could match the design the old team possessed. There were more questions asked, including the training methods which led to an increasingly growing number of players on the healing table.

With an almost auspicious timing of Frank de Boer resigning as the lead manager of Ajax, he is being considered as the strongest contender to the new position. Manuel Pellegrini and ex-boss David Moyes are also making a few rounds in the speculation department. It is understood that it would mostly be the U-21 coach of Everton David Unsworth, who would be managing the last game of the season against the Canaries.



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