Roberto Martinez in the mix for the Everton job - The Athletic

According to The Athletic, former Everton boss Roberto Martinez is in the mix to take over from Carlo Ancelotti who left the Goodison Park hot seat over a week ago to join Real Madrid.

The report states that the Belgium head coach, who’s focusing on getting his team ready for the European Championships, is being considered by the Everton hierarchy.

It’s understood that Martinez, who’s seen as an “outside bet” continues to have “admirers on the board” for the success he achieved at the club in his previous stint.

Where’s the plan?

The names that have been linked with us have been scattergun and there’s no common footballing philosophy that stands out with any of them.

We’ve been linked with Nuno Espirito Santo who likes his teams sitting deep with a low block and playing on the counter at the same time an attack-minded and project-based Eddie Howe is being considered for the job.

We’re linked with Rafa Benitez who’s managed Liverpool in the past while also with David Moyes, who managed us before but is now set to extend at West Ham United. [Telegraph]

There seems to be no clear idea as to what profile of manager we want.

What seems to be happening is that the board are setting a fixed set of guidelines and seeing which manager can fit into those perfectly rather than catering it to one specific person they have in mind who they think can get the club to the next level.

It’s been an arduous guessing game and we’re getting tired by the lack of consistency in the decision-making process.

What is baffling is that we could lure a manager of Ancelotti’s calibre in the past, but are now struggling to sign managers that have been in the running for second-division or bottom-half Premier League club jobs.

If the owners are serious about making progress on what Ancelotti has built this far, signing the easiest option will more often than not, end in failure.

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