Martinez Everton bound after leaving Wigan

Roberto Martinez has confirmed his departure from Wigan, leaving him free to takeover at Everton.

Following talks with chairman Dave Whelan today, Martinez has decided to leave Wigan, after leading them to FA Cup glory, but also failing to avoid relegation to the Championship.

Whelan had hoped that Martinez would stay on and guide Wigan back into the Premier League, but now the Spaniard looks set to join Everton, and takeover from newly appointed Manchester United boss David Moyes.

The Stoke City job is also available, but it is more likely that Martinez will join Everton.

Martinez turned down the Liverpool job last season, a decision he may be regretting now.

Martinez faces competition for the Everton job from Porto boss Vitor Pereira, but the former Wigan boss will become firm favourite now, after confirming his exit.

More to follow…

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