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Everton Sacks Manager Roberto Martinez

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Roberto Martinez

Liverpool, England – Everton have sacked Spanish manager Roberto Martinez after a disappointing year in front of the Toffees.

Martinez joined Everton on May 28 after managing Wigan Athletic for four years, helping the club avoid relegation for three consecutive seasons and winning the FA Cup for the first time in the club’s history.

Everton’s new major shareholder, Farhad Moshiri, decided to end Martinez’s three-year tenure following talks with the Goodison Park hierarchy on Thursday and has begun the search for a successor.

There had been some dislike and protests from the fan-base against the 42-year-old manager. Martinez won only 22 matches of the 75 matches at front of the club.

Everton have won only one of their last 10 matches and their latest anemic away performance, Wednesday’s 3-0 reverse at relegation-threatened Sunderland, came with the manager demanding a reaction to a feeble 3-1 loss at Leicester City on Saturday. Martinez and his players were on a scheduled day off from the club’s Finch Farm training ground on Thursday.

The club are expected to make an official announcement imminently to confirm their decision.

The successor for Martinez roulette has begun and possible replacements extend to Frank de Boer, Ronald Koeman, David Moyes, Manuel Pellegrini, Jose Mourinho and Mark Hughes.

David Unsworth, Everton’s Under-21s coach, is expected to take charge of Sunday’s Premier League fixture.

Roberto Martinez