Roberto Martinez in pole-position for Blues job

By Ian Phillips • May 14th, 2013 • Category: News |

FollowEverton.com understands that Roberto Martinez is the preferred candidate for the vacant Everton manager’s job.

However, no approach has yet been made due to Wigan’s involvement in the FA Cup and their ultimately unsuccessful battle to avoid relegation.

With many against the appointment of the Spaniard we’ve looked at why he would be the RIGHT man for the job. Arguably the most important skill for our new manager has to be the ability to work on a limited budget, with transfer funds at a minimum David Moyes had to rely on picking up bargains like Tim Cahill and Steven Pienaar, and selling players on for a profit like Joleon Lescott and Mikel Arteta.

At Wigan Athletic Roberto Martinez has, like Moyes, had very little to work with. He’s signed the likes of Arouna Kone for £2.7m and Shaun Maloney for £1m whilst selling on Charles N’Zogbia and Victor Moses both for fees in excess of £9m.

Under David Moyes Everton’s style of play has slowly evolved to the beautiful free-flowing football we saw in the victory over West Ham on Sunday, the natural progression from this is to appoint someone known for playing a good passing style of football, Roberto Martinez is this man.

David Moyes has remained loyal to Everton for 11 long years and Bill Kenwright will be hoping not to have to make another appointment in the near future. Martinez has been incredible loyal to Wigan turning down opportunities to manage a big club like Aston Villa, and also Liverpool. Martinez has put his faith in young players like Calum McManaman, James McCarthy and Victor Moses.

Everton have a good crop of young players having reached the semi-finals of the U21 Premier League and the likes of Shane Duffy and Ross Barkley finding opportunities limited under David Moyes would get more opportunities under Martinez.

Evertonians’ main criticism of David Moyes is that he has not won a trophy, well Martinez went and won a big one just a few days ago with even more limited resources than Moyes, not forgetting the 3-0 mauling at Goodison in March.

Candidates such as Malky McKay have never managed in the Premier League before, with Everton now an established “Top 7 club” gambling on a lower league manager simply isn’t what we need. Roberto Martinez is a good man who has a number of very good young players he could bring with to Everton and build on what David Moyes has achieved and bring in the start of a new era at Goodison Park. I can think of no other candidate that ticks all the boxes like he does, and that’s why he’s odds on favourite at sports betting sites to become the new Everton manager.


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