Belgium’s Roberto Martinez according to reports, have been named as the obvious frontrunner to replace sacked Rafa Benitez at Goodison Park this week.
The Spaniard is close to being reappointed in Merseyside, according to Reports.
The Toffees are even said to be hoping to reach an arrangement before Saturday’s match against Aston Villa.
There ought to be a backup plan in place.It’s been a disaster at Goodison Park for years, with Benitez’s reign being just the latest in a long line of disasters.
Many names have already been thrown into the hat, including Frank Lampard, Jose Mourinho, and Wayne Rooney.
Martinez appears to be being pushed by several on the board to be dragged in from the cold of international management at Belgium.
Everton’s fate will be decided by the next decision.Farhad Moshiri and the board can’t afford to make another costly error now that Leeds are just above the relegation zone after beating West Ham yesterday.
Martinez isn’t the most well-known name, but he’d be a familiar face who knows his way around the club – something we haven’t had in a long time.
It was inevitable that Benitez would be appointed, and it came as little surprise when it occurred, with Norwich only the top of the iceberg.
Everton require results and stability, which Martinez should be able to provide if he is named before the Villa game.
Everton sacked manager Rafa Benitez following a 2-1 loss to Norwich City on Saturday. Benitez had only been in power for six and a half months when this happened.
Under Benitez, Everton have lost nine of their last 13 Premier League games, including a 4-1 home defeat to Merseyside rivals Liverpool and a 5-2 home defeat to relegation-threatened Watford.
Everton is in freefall, and Benitez’s rocky relationship with the under-fire former Liverpool boss hit rock bottom at Carrow Road.
After going 17 games without losing, this was the club’s first away setback against a team that started the day bottom of the Premier League table since May 2004. Benitez had run out of time and excuses.