Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is all set to meet the Everton chairman in order to hold talks with a potential move to Goodison Park. Martinez has emerged as the frontrunner for the job in which he will be replacing David Moyes, who has done a stellar job for the past 11 years. Wigan chairman Dave Whelan recently revealed that he has given Everton the permission to talk with Martinez. This is not the first time Martinez has been linked with a move away from Wigan. He came extremely close to leaving the club in 2011 when he was interviewed for the Aston Villa job.
He recently led the club to FA Cup success after the win over Manchester city, but he also for his team relegated into the Championship. It has brought an end to the eight year spell in the Premier league for Wigan. Martinez said after the relegation from the final and that he will consider his future amidst interest from several clubs like Everton. He has also been linked with a return to Spain as well. The likes of Malaga are interested in making Martinez as their next manager.
Martinez has said that it is a privilege to be talking with the club like Everton.
“Roberto wanted permission to move. So I’ve given that. He feels he’s not the man to lead us back into the Premier League. I’ve got to accept what he feels. He loves Wigan and the fans. We have to move on now and want applications for the job. Roberto has resigned. We are going to release him. Whoever comes in for him must pay the remainder of his contract,” said Whelan. Everton are searching for a new manager after David Moyes is set to join Manchester United at the end of the season.