Former Wigan boss is facing a losing battle to keep the Everton job
Roberto Martinez's future at Everton is looking bleaker and bleaker and even an FA Cup win looks unlikely to prolong his stay at Goodison Park.
Pressure is growing on the Spaniard, who has seen his side win just three Premier League games in 2016 with their latest defeat being a 4-0 hammering at the hands of city rivals Liverpool on Wednesday.
Bleacher Report UK confirms that Martinez is facing the axe, even if they come through this weekend's FA Cup semi-final with Manchester United and then even win the trophy in May.
It is already known that Martinez has lost the support of Everton's vocal support, but it is also understood that he has upset the club's new hierarchy, including owner Farhad Moshiri - after asking about the prospect of a new contract, which did not go down well.
HITC Sport has also been told that Everton are looking at options to replace Martinez, but they are unlikely to make a decision before the end of the season.
A number of managers have already been linked to the role including former boss David Moyes, South American Marcelo Bielsa and even Jose Mourinho.