Roberto Martinez, Everton wants Belgium manager and contact Belgian Football Association. Everton had a wild season, to say the least, the owner Morshiri gambled for the future of his beloved Everton football club which didn’t pan out, actually, it backfired exceptionally. Not only was it the most controversial manager pick in Everton’s history, but his performance as manager also did little to overturn that assumption, Fans despised Benitez because of his poor run with the team.
The last straw was the embarrassing loss Everton faced against Norwich City who themselves were struggling. The scene left fans thundered with one hopping on the field and going for a tackle towards the disgraced manager. Morshiri knew to save Everton from further disgrace, he needed to take action and win back the goodwill from fans by firing Benitez after only 19 matches.
No club can function without a manager looking after team chemistry and the Toffees are on top of this. Recent news has suggested that Everton has been keen on signing Belgium manager Roberto Martinez back to the club and has made first contact with the Belgian Football Association.
Martinez was at the top of the Wishlist for managers after the sacking of Rafael Benitez last Sunday, this deal is very important to change the perception of the current Everton, in hopes that other clubs take them more seriously. Other rumors suggest former English football captain Rooney.
The Toffees have been eyeing Martinez for a while now even though he got sacked during 2016. After that, Martinez joined and managed the international team for Belgium where he found success. He helped the team reach the top-three position in 2018 and gained the position of technical director of the national team.
His skill has allowed the Belgium team to be at the forefront of the 2022 world cup and the team most predicted to win.
Although the idea of Martinez managing both Everton and Belgium was being talked about in the grapevine, the Belgian FA squashed every rumor related to this as the World Cup is being held between November and December in Qatar this year.
What does Martinez think about Everton?
Despite being sacked by Moshiri in August 2016, Martinez was still considered a supportive role amongst the members of the board. And Moshiri himself adores the Everton team and states that he has unfinished business.
The board is hard at work in trying to bury the ill-fated and toxic reign under Benitez, but it seems that the owner himself is being questioned by the fans who continue to chant and protest for him to give up office after his tenure went into decline following a fine first season when Everton finished fifth.
Other than Martinez, Wany Rooney was also within their discussions after doing a fine job against the odds at Derby County. Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard made rounds as well.
However, further interviews show that Everton is really shaking up its managerial departments, where assistant manager Duncan Ferguson, who has been on the staff of a succession of fired managers, is another candidate although it may have been significant that the statement announcing Benitez’s departure made no mention of a caretaker, suggesting they will be moving for a quick permanent appointment. There are a lot of examples of managers making revolutionary decisions for their team. Jurgen Klopp finds the solution he was looking for as Liverpool get a new guaranteed starter which was a completely game changing decision. Fans all across the globe get daily updates from football teams, so stay up to speed on the latest sports news.
In a nutshell, Everton is unable to get their man, the likelihood is Ferguson will take interim charge for a second time until Benitez is replaced, starting with Saturday’s home game against Aston Villa.
Everton has confirmed that Benitez’s backroom staff, including assistant manager Francisco de Miguel Moreno and first-team coach Antonio Gomez, have all left the club.