By Matthew Shaw

17th Jan, 2022 | 2:40pm

Everton offer Roberto Martinez job, Thierry Henry could take assistant role - The Athletic

Everton have offered their vacant manager role to Roberto Martinez on Monday afternoon, according to The Athletic.

The reliable source has reported on their website that the Spaniard would like Thierry Henry as his assistant at Goodison Park should he accept the job.

It is suggested that the role could initially be on an interim basis, with his role with Belgium taken into account.

So, it looks as though this could get complicated.

Martinez is said to be keen on the role but the Belgian FA would prefer if he was to turn down the approach at this moment in time.

That means an agreement is not yet imminent, although conversations are continuing between all the parties.

Negotiations are still unresolved, but Belgium’s relatively sparse fixture list in the upcoming future could make things easier.

Getting closer.

This one looks as though it is getting closer.

Everton wouldn’t go through all of this hassle with the Belgian FA if Martinez wasn’t their clear number one choice.

Having Henry alongside him is a huge incentive too, with attackers at Goodison Park surely relishing that possibility.

Given that Martinez was the first manager sacked during the reign of Farhad Moshiri, though, what kind of message does that send out to the fans?

There is still plenty of work to be done on this one, although it looks as though Martinez is the clear and possibly only frontrunner to take Rafa Benitez’ former post.

In other Everton news, the Toffees hope to appoint their new manager before the Aston Villa clash with talks underway

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