Martinez can be Everton boss after Wigan exit


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Roberto Martinez is likely to be the manager of Toffees after leaving Wigan says Latics owner Dave Whelan.

Whelan, who early last week revealed that Toffees chairman Bill Kenwright spoke to him about Martinez, claimed that the Spaniard is the top pick as replacement for David Moyes, who will coach Manchester United.

“I would just say he’s a must for Everton. He’s a fabulous manager, a very honest person who plays football the right way, from back to front. He’s just tailor-made for Everton. I am sure Bill Kenwright will be very, very interested now,” said Whelan.

Martinez, who is set to talk with Kenwright in the next 24 hours, kept Wigan in the top flight for three seasons and steered them into an FA Cup victory against Manchester City this season.

However, Martinez is still under contract at the DW Stadium and will require a £2-million fee to be transferred. But Whelan said “the £2m is not a fortune and to get a manager like Roberto is really cheap. He’s been such a fantastic manager.”

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