Everton urged to sack manager before final home game

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has urged Everton to sack Roberto Martinez before their home game against Norwich City on Sunday.

The Toffees faced Sunderland on Wednesday and put in another timid performance, losing 3-0 on the night to guarantee a Premier League stay for the Black Cats.

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And throughout the game at the Stadium of Light, banners were being displayed calling for Martinez to leave the Toffees, which has caused Sky Sports pundit Carragher to insist that the club should sack the Spaniard so he doesn’t have to face the wrath at Goodison Park.

He said: “If Bill Kenwright and the new owner who has come in alongside him want to change the manager at Everton Football Club for next season they’ve got to do it tomorrow.

“Basically, they shouldn’t be putting Roberto Martinez through the final game of the season at home to Norwich.

“Everton have got a fanatical support home and away and I couldn’t believe how many empty seats there were in the away end tonight.

“There were the normal banners that we’ve seen in the last few weeks and there’s very few, if any, supporters now wanting him to stay in the job.

“I think it could be a poisonous crowd and reaction to Roberto Martinez and the team at the weekend. If they want to keep the manager then keep him and he obviously has the final game and back him.

“But if they are thinking of changing the manager, don’t let him go through the weekend.”

Martinez was appointed as the new Everton manager in 2013 after David Moyes left to join Manchester United, and in his first season, he took them within touching distance of Champions League football in fifth.

However, he had a poor campaign last term finishing 11th, and their problems continued with the club currently on 12th with just one game to go.