By Liam Thomas

3rd Dec, 2022 | 12:10pm

Farhad Moshiri must avoid temptation to bring back Roberto Martinez to Everton

Farhad Moshiri must avoid the temptation to bring back Former Everton boss Roberto Martinez to Goodison Park after his Belgium side suffered a shock FIFA World Cup group stage exit on December 1 2022.

Now, with the former Blues boss out of work and Frank Lampard’s side hovering above the relegation zone, fans have been left worried about a potential return.

BBC journalist Phil McNulty admitted that Belgium’s golden generation were put in the “wrong hands” with Martinez, something that Everton fans knew well before his demise.

“Not being wise after the event as have said it before but Belgium’s “Golden Generation” were placed in the wrong hands with Roberto Martinez,” said the journalist on Twitter.

“Did very well to get that job after the way his time at Everton ended.”

Telegraph Sport revealed on January 6 2022 that the Blues had made Martinez their clear favourite to take over the reigns from Rafael Benitez before Lampard got the job.

This means if Lampard was to get the sack, now that Martinez is fully free, he could be the name Everton’s owners opt to move forward with.

Back Frank.

Backing Lampard has to be the club’s priority right now, the process of hiring and firing coaches relentlessly hasn’t worked for Moshiri one bit.

The Blues have been on a downhill trajectory ever since Martinez left the club in a shabby state and little has been done to improve results since then.

It’s clear, however, that Martinez is still highly rated by Everton owners Farhad Moshiri and Bill Kenwright, he could be the Blues boss now if it wasn’t for a Belgian FA rebuff.

A solution to this problem is giving Lampard funds in the transfer window, this will change the team’s fortunes dramatically, it’s pretty clear what Everton are missing this season.

Lack of goals and a proven poacher have left Everton in the precarious Premier League table position they are in now, not Lampard’s tacitcs and managerial prowess.

If this doesn’t pay dividends then obviously questions must be raised over Lampard’s leadership, but one thing is for certain, reappointing Martinez would be a step backwards for the Toffees.