Roberto Martinez: Everton Want Belgium Manager And Contact Belgian Football Association

By Daily Sports on January 17, 2022

Views: 272

Everton are interested in Belgium manager Roberto Martinez returning to the club and have made initial contact with the Belgian Football Association.

Belgium are reluctant to lose the Spaniard, 48, with the World Cup in Qatar in November and believe they will retain his services.

Martinez is high on the Toffees' list of contenders to succeed Rafael Benitez, who was sacked on Sunday.

He managed Everton from 2013 until he was sacked in 2016.

He then became Belgium manager in August 2016, achieving a third place finish at the 2018 World Cup and he is also technical director of the national team.

Belgium, the world's number one ranked side, are among the favourite for this year's World Cup.

Martinez retains support inside Everton's boardroom despite being the first of five managers to be sacked by current owner Farhad Moshiri in May 2016 after three seasons in charge.

The Catalan has also retained great affection for Everton, believing he has unfinished business at Goodison Park.

He is one of a number of candidates under discussion as Everton attempt to move away from Benitez's ill-fated and toxic reign, which ended amid fan anger and protests during and after Saturday's 2-1 defeat at struggling Norwich City.

Martinez may well be another hard sell for Moshiri after his controversial appointment of former Liverpool manager Benitez. He, like Benitez, was also the target for protests and banners demanding his removal after his tenure went into decline following a fine first season when Everton finished fifth.

The prospect of Martinez doing both the Everton and Belgium jobs has been floated but the Belgian FA will reject any such suggestion out of hand, while a clean end of season break is also not on the cards with the World Cup being held in November and December in Qatar rather than in the summer.

Former Everton striker Wayne Rooney is also likely to figure in discussions as he does a fine job against the odds at Derby County while former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is another name touted as a potential target.

Everton 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.

If Everton are 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.(BBC)

•PHOTO: Martinez

Source Daily Sports

Posted January 17, 2022


 

You may also like...
Eaglets’ World Cup star, Bamgboye for Hungary trials...

Hazard PFA XI Snub Due to Chelsea Struggles...

Nwankwo Kanu: Nigeria Need Odion Ighalo

Federation Cup: Crown ambush FC IfeanyiUbah in Kaduna...

NPFL Stars Ezenwa, Afelokhai, Udoh, Others, Invited To...

Last 2018 World Cup qualifier: Zambian’s threat to...

 

Latest News Christensen’s Move To Barca Remains On Track Inter Pushes Chelsea To Release ‘Desperate’ Lukaku On Loan Erik Ten Hag Urged To Stick By Rashford Azeez Oseni finally signed with Spartak Trnava Dennis To Join Crystal Palace This Summer NFF Must Be Held Responsible If Peseiro Fails, Source Dominic Calvert-Lewin header seals famous comeback win as Toffees secure safety It's a miracle Chelsea are third despite missing N'Golo Kante for so much of the season Arsenal Faces Battle To Tie Saka Down To New Deal If … Aubameyang Explains International Retirement Findi‘ll Excel More In Enyimba If… Nigeria Cruises Past Guinea As ITTF Regional Qualifiers Begin In Lagos

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (49,796 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (40,980 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (39,407 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (39,405 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (39,123 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (38,943 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (38,688 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (38,059 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (37,452 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (36,384 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (34,727 views) John Mikel Obi: Segun Odegbami’s Outrageous Call! (34,201 views)

 

 


 

News Athletics (410) Basketball (295) Boxing (718) Columnists (666) Euro Soccer Update (13557) Fans Assembly (6) From the Grassroots (68) Golf (119) Interviews (17) Live Commentary (7) News (8047) NPL Glo Premier League (1316) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (10) Tennis (923)

 

 

 

Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976
+234(0)8055068145
+234(0)7013416146
+234(0)8094272884

Email addresses

info@dailysportsng.com
support@dailysportsng.com
publisher@dailysportsng.com

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media