Phil Neville backs Everton manager Roberto Martinez

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The BBC pundit has backed Roberto Martinez and thinks his old side will stay up.

Former Manchester United and Everton defender Phil Neville has backed current Everton manager Roberto Martinez.

The Blues were beaten 2-0 by Arsenal on Sunday afternoon, leaving them just six points off the relegation places, and fans are fearing the drop should their poor form continue.

The Toffees have won just once in the last 11 games, a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, with their poor form from the beginning of the season continuing into the second half of the campaign.

That has led to some fans calling for manager Martinez’s head, despite him nearly guiding Everton into the top four in his first season in charge last year, during which his side were hugely impressive throughout. Neville though, has called for fans to stick by their manager.

“No way – have faith!!” Neville posted on his official Twitter account, in response to an Everton fan asking whether his former side need a new manager.

The BBC pundit also said that he is “100%” sure that the Blues will be good enough to stay up, despite their perilous position in the league at present, when answering one fan’s question about whether Everton will avoid relegation.

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