Everton to make another last-gasp attempt to appoint Roberto Martinez - report
Everton are set to make one more last-gasp attempt to appoint Roberto Martinez as their new manager, according to the Daily Mirror.
The newspaper has reported in their print edition (25/01), that before any official announcement is made, the Toffees will contact the Belgian FA once more.
Farhad Moshiri has already attempted to bring the Spaniard back to Goodison Park, but those plans were rebuffed by Belgium.
Moshiri is really playing with fire, and it looks as though zero progress has been made in the hunt for a new manager.
Clubs usually have succession plans in place when preparing to sack managers, something that was coming for weeks in regards to Rafa Benitez.
Instead, Everton jumped the gun with nothing ready in place to make this new manager search any easier.
The Belgian FA made it very clear that Martinez would not be leaving in the year of a World Cup, so unless Moshiri is planning a big compensation package, they won’t just step aside now.
Lost the plot.
Once again, it looks as though Moshiri and the club are going into this one blind, and are absolutely clueless as things stand.
Why on earth would Martinez and the Belgium FA have changed their minds one week later? They aren’t just going to open their doors and roll out the red carpet.
Moshiri is looking as though he is throwing things at the wall and hoping something sticks, although it doesn’t work like that.
This isn’t going to end well, and Moshiri really needs to start putting something concrete together – something that this pursuit of Martinez certainly isn’t.