Real Madrid, one of the biggest clubs in world football, are currently without a full time manager after sacking Julen Lopetgui – the same Lopetgui who threw Spain under the bus going into this summer’s World Cup by announcing he was taking the Los Blancos job vacated by Zinedine Zidane without even telling the Spanish FA, who in turn wasted no time in sacking the coach as well even with the tournament just two days away.
Under the 52-year-old Spaniard, Madrid were humbled by fierce rivals FC Barcelona last Sunday in the latest El Clasico that saw Barca come out 5-1 winners at the Camp Nou thanks to a hat-trick by former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.
The defeat proved to be the final nail in the former goalkeeper’s Los Blancos coffin, leaving them slumped in ninth and seven points off top-of-the-table Barcelona after 10 games, winning just four times and also losing four.
It has since emerged that former Everton gaffer Roberto Martinez is now the favourite to take up the vacant position.
Currently Martinez is the Belgian national team head coach and has a contract until 2020 but is said to be in high demand in his native Spain after taking Belgium to third place at the 2018 World Cup.
These Everton fans, though, have certainly not forgotten the awful results they endured with the former Swansea boss at the helm of their club. Here’s a look at what Toffees fans are saying about Martinez getting the job…
Roberto Martinez is having a career in reverse.
Relegates Wigan -> Sacked by Everton -> Belgium National Coach -> Real Madrid
— Dan EFC 1878 (@Dan_EFC1878) October 31, 2018
Flying pigs anyone/????
— FplTeabag (@FplTeabag) October 31, 2018
Bobby Martinez has gone from being an actual failure as Everton manager to being one of the favourites to be Real Madrid head coach. What strange times we live in…
— James (@archivesofjames) October 31, 2018
Some sorta weird matrix world this if Martinez gets the Madrid gig like what ???
— Stephen Leary (@MrEverton1878) October 30, 2018
If Roberto Martinez fails at Everton only to end up with the Real Madrid job, I’m purposefully failing uni and I’ll be expecting my BAFTA by 2022
— Chri (@Chris__Kringle) October 30, 2018
If Solari fails in his interim role, appointing Roberto Martinez will be catastrophic for Real Madrid, wasn’t good enough for Everton.
— ??owenparkesefc?? (@owenparkes123) October 29, 2018