Premier League — 29 May 2013

roberto-martinez_2206187bWigan boss Roberto Martinez is due for talks with Everton in the next few days about the vacant managerial position at Goodison Park.

The Spaniard expressed his desire to discuss terms with the Toffees yesterday in a meeting with Wigan chairman Dave Whelan.


Martinez is now due to hold talks with Everton, although he is not the only candidate he is currently a heavy favourite for the Toffees hotseat.

Kenwright will speak to two other candidates before deciding on David Moyes’ successor at Goodison Park.

The two other candidates are believed to be Porto boss Vitor Pereira and Everton coach David Weir. However, Martinez looks to be Kenwright’s first choice.


Wigan enjoyed mixed fortunes last season under Martinez. The club won the FA Cup, yet were relegated to the Championship from the Premier League. The Latics had been battling against relegation for the last four years in fact.


Despite Wigan being relegated, their Spanish boss has attracted a host of admirers for his football philosophy. Martinez likes his sides to play attacking, passing football and this style of play is very en vogue at the moment.


Roberto Martinez will have far greater resources at Everton than at Wigan, despite the Toffees not being laden with money. Everton have better players and have a recent history of finishing in the top eight of the Premier League.

Wigan’s one FA Cup triumph pales into insignificance when you compare that to the history of Everton and trophies the Merseysider’s have claimed.


This is Roberto Martinez’s opportunity to make a step-up and further his career in management. There are doubts over the Spaniard because of the Latics relegation this season. That will make the 39-year-old even more determined to be successful on Merseyside.

Would Roberto Martinez be a good choice of replacement for David Moyes?


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David is a 29 year-old football fan and journalist, who is passionate about the beautiful game. He is a lifelong supporter of Premier League Everton and likes nothing better than a healthy discussion about the world's favourite sport.

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