Everton: Fabrizio Romano drops Roberto Martinez manager claim

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Football journalist Fabrizio Romano has been speaking about Everton’s search for a new manager on the latest Que Golazo YouTube video

It was confirmed on Sunday that the Toffees had parted ways with Rafael Benitez after their disappointing defeat on the weekend to the struggling Norwich City.

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According to the transfer expert, the Merseyside club are looking to a former manager of theirs in Roberto Martinez as their dream appointment for the vacant role.

The Toffees have now been dragged into the relegation scrap at the lower end of the table, with just six points now between Everton and the bottom three.

With the Toffees now in need of an instant boost having lost nine of their last 12 league games, Romano had the following to say on their hunt to replace Benitez:

“Now it’s time to look for a new manager. They’re dreaming of Roberto Martinez. I think ‘dreaming’ because it’s not so easy to have Roberto Martinez immediately as new Everton manager.

“They’re trying, but with Belgium, it’s not easy because they want him to be the manager at the World Cup. And also for Roberto Martinez, it’s a big opportunity to be the manager of Belgium at the World Cup, so this is why it’s not an easy one.

“But they are pushing, they want him. The dream manager is Roberto Martinez and the comeback of Roberto Martinez, as he was already Everton manager a few years ago.”

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The biggest issue which seems to be a potential stumbling block for the Spaniard returning is his current position with the Belgian national side.

Later this year, Martinez is set to manage the Red Devils in the Qatar World Cup and it is believed that the Belgium setup will not allow him to juggle the two jobs.

With Belgium currently ranked as the No 1 side in the FIFA rankings, it is hard to see Martinez walking away with the World Cup just a matter of months away for a side who are battling relegation.

Martinez’s previous at Goodison Park could act as some encouragement for Everton fans, but it is certainly a big decision for the 48-year-old in a World Cup year.

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