Premier League: Everton close in on Martinez


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Everton are closing in on their new manager after Roberto Martinez agreed on compensation package from Wigan Athletic.

Everton are closing in on their new manager after Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan revealed that a compensation package had been agreed for Roberto Martinez.
The Spaniard has been one of the favourites to land the position at Goodison Park ever since David Moyes was confirmed as the new Manchester United boss, and revealed he would be leaving Latics after four years in charge last month.

Martinez has not been the only name linked with the Toffees post, while there have been suggestions he could have gone elsewhere but it now looks as though the deal will be finalised soon.

“His meeting with Everton last week had gone very well, he was probably in the last two or three on the list,” Whelan told BBC Sport.

“The chairman then rang me and we discussed the compensation deal, which was agreed this evening [Monday] at six o’clock.

“After leaving Wigan, I think Everton is the next stop of Roberto before he goes to the very, very top.”

Martinez managed to keep Wigan in the Premier League for three consecutive seasons before enjoying a bitter-sweet campaign last time around – securing Europa League football next season through their shock FA Cup success but suffering relegation.

Wigan must now turn their attentions to finding a new manager and Whelan has revealed that he has received applications from ’30 people’, with ‘half a dozen top lads’ among them.

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