Former Arsenal attacker Paul Merson has suggested in The Daily Star that Everton manager Roberto Martinez will not be sacked if he guides the club to FA Cup triumph this season.
Martinez, who has been in charge of Everton since the summer of 2013, has come under pressure this season due to the team’s disappointing results in the Premier League.
The Merseyside outfit are having a poor league campaign and may not even finish in the top 10 of the table this term.
Everton, though, can win a trophy this season, as they are still in the FA Cup. The Toffees will take on Premier League rivals Manchester United in the semi-finals of the prestigious cup competition.
Former Arsenal and Aston Villa attacker Merson believes that Martinez will keep his job at Goodison Park if he leads Everton to FA Cup glory.
“Martinez is in trouble too,” the Englishman wrote in The Daily Star. “The fans have turned against him. But I’d be shocked if he wins Everton the cup and they sack him.
“It would be their first trophy for 21 years. I don’t see how he could possibly lose his job under those circumstances. There’s no way he should.”
Everton will take on Southampton at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.