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Everton: Fabrizio Romano reveals Roberto Martinez update

Everton are on the search to bring in their sixth manager in six years, with many names being put into the rumour mill including Frank Lampard, Wayne Rooney and Roberto Martinez, with Fabrizio Romano dropping a huge update on the latter.

What’s the word?

Romano took to his Twitter account last night to further confirm the reports that Everton will be interviewing former Fenerbahce manager, Vitor Pereira, in doing so he added a key piece of information that Toffees fans may have missed.

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The transfer insider then explained a little bit about the situation surrounding Martinez, tweeting: “No way for Roberto Martinez.”

Martinez was considered the favourite after Sky Sports claimed that Everton were in talks to reunite with the Spaniard at Goodison Park, however, it was then further reported that the Belgian FA had blocked the move, with the manager unable to leave his head coach position at Belgium ahead of the World Cup in Qatar this year.

Fans will be relieved

Understandably, Everton fans will be elated with the news that the manager who they protested against almost six years ago will not be coming back to the club for a second stint.

Martinez suffered a similar fate to Rafa Benitez when the Everton supporters turned on him in 2016 after three seasons in charge at Goodison Park, with many protesting in the ground and even pitch invasions to approach the manager in the dugout, which we saw again with Benitez at Carrow Road during his last game in charge.

So, when the 48-year-old was said to be in talks with the Toffees for a return, Everton fans reacted badly to the idea, with many taking to social media to share their annoyance and reflect on Martinez’s previous reign, with one fan tweeting:

“I remember when we had Martinez, and how depressing it was and how much frustration there was at the end. It consumed me then and even more so now and it’s horrible.”

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Duncan Ferguson is currently the caretaker manager at the club, but the need for results and stability is getting desperate at the Merseyside club as they sit just three points off the relegation zone, with many fans taking drastic action by approaching the club chairman, Bill Kenwright, after the defeat at home to Aston Villa at the weekend.

Moshiri must make the right decision over the next few days to give a new manager the opportunity to dip into the last week of the transfer window should they feel the need to, and gain an understanding of the group of players before the important FA Cup fourth-round tie with Brentford in just under two weeks time.

In other news: Alan Myers gives an update on Everton’s manager search

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