Odds slashed on Everton exit for Martinez after Stoke defeat

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The odds on the Spaniard becoming the next Premier League manager to leave his post have shortened, with the Everton boss fourth-favourite for the chop.

Roberto Martinez may be facing an uncertain future at Everton in the wake of their latest setback in the Premier League.

The Toffees went down 2-0 to Stoke City on Wednesday night to leave the Merseysiders just six points off the relegation zone.

In the wake of that defeat, the odds of Martinez becoming the next Premier League manager to leave his post have been slashed to as short a price as 10/1, based on data compiled by Oddschecker.

It leaves the Spaniard as the fourth favourite to exit, behind joint market leaders Sam Allardyce and Gus Poyet.

Leicester City's Nigel Pearson remains the third most likely Premier League manager to be handed his P45, according to the bookmakers.

Big March for Martinez

Martinez faces a pivotal few weeks both domestically and in Europe, with Everton next in action against Dynamo Kyiv at Goodison Park before another home encounter, this time against Newcastle United, in the Premier League.

The Toffees had started the season with realistic ambitions of finishing in the top four this term having shelled out a significant sum to sign Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea.

But their ongoing European campaign and a dip in form has seen the Merseysiders slide down the table, with Everton now more likely to drop down into the Championship.

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