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Everton make Roberto Martinez offer

With Everton once again on the search for a new permanent manager after Rafa Benitez was given his marching orders followed by Duncan Ferguson being handed the role of caretaker boss for the time being, it’s a busy time for the hierarchy at the Merseyside club.

In terms of who could come in to try and get Everton back on track after managing to win just five of the 19 Premier League games that Benitez had taken charge of, it seems as though Farhad Moshiri has already made an approach to one particular candidate that will be very familiar to a lot of Everton fans.

What’s the latest?

According to a recent report from Spanish media outlet Marca (via Sport Witness), Everton have offered Roberto Martinez the chance to combine his role with the Belgian national team with another spell in charge of the Toffees.

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After being appointed as Everton manager back in June 2013, the Spaniard took charge of 143 games across all competitions, winning 62, drawing 37 and losing 44 of them.

Marca’s claims are backed up by Fabrizio Romano who reports that Martinez is still very much their dream manager, even if a deal is unlikely.

A big risk?

In the weeks and months leading up to his eventual sacking in May 2016, Everton fans were not shy in making their voices heard when it came to expressing their dismay for Martinez and the job he was doing at Goodison Park.

With this in mind, it would certainly be a big risk for Martinez, who has been described as being an “absolute gentleman” by the 48-year-old’s former opposition scout Shadab Iftikhar, to come back to Everton and convince the fans, who were also not shy in their protests against Benitez even before he was officially appointed at the club, that he is the right man to turn the Toffee’s fortunes around this time.

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Regarding his apparent offer to balance his potential position at Everton with his current role with Belgium, it would be hard to imagine how that would work out, especially with the World Cup in Qatar coming later this year, making an appointment at Goodison a rather big risk.

As a result, it may be better for Everton and Moshiri to look at different options for the manager role rather than go for Martinez again. After all, the fans are unlikely to want to see him take the reins again while a duel-role, especially when managing in the Premier League, would be tricky.

It’s safe to say that his thoughts wouldn’t entirely be on Everton, having to spend time thinking about Belgium too.

In other news: Moshiri may repeat Silva disaster as EFC eye boss who “wasn’t ready” for a “big club”

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