Ian Wright suggests Everton should sack Roberto Martinez

Everton have failed to live up to expectations so far this season.

Ian Wright has suggested to The Sun Goals Podcast that Everton need to change manager.

Roberto Martinez has failed to help Everton live up to expectations this season, and the Merseyside club are currently stuck in 12th place in the Premier League table.

That position does not reflect the quality that the Toffees have in their squad, and their fans are becoming frustrated with the Spanish manager.

The calls for Martinez to be sacked are becoming more widespread by the week, with Everton’s results seemingly not improving.

The Merseyside club were beaten 1-0 by Manchester United in their most recent fixture, and Wright has suggested that now is the time for Martinez to depart.

“They’re going to need a new manager to come in and revitalise them, change the system and make them harder to beat and to try and keep Lukaku,” the former Arsenal striker said.

The one redeeming feature of Everton’s season has been their form in the cups.

The Toffees made it to the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup, and they are still in the FA Cup.

Everton will take on either Manchester United or West Ham United in the semi-final, and Wright believes that the atmosphere at Goodison Park could turn sour if they are to lose that match.

“If it doesn’t happen for them in the FA Cup, we could see a spill over emotion from Everton fans,” Wright added.

“You can’t blame any of the Everton players for wanting to leave at the moment.”

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