Chris Powell discusses Everton boss Roberto Martinez's future

Roberto Martinez is under serious pressure as Everton manager.

Chris Powell has told Sky Sports News, which was broadcast on 25th April, that Everton’s defeat against Manchester United in the FA Cup has left the side at a ‘crossroads’.

Everton have endured a disastrous week, after being heavily beaten by Liverpool in the Merseyside derby and then losing in the last minute against the Red Devils.

And manager Roberto Martinez is now under serious pressure, with the calls for the Spaniard to be sacked only growing louder.

Powell believes that Everton are in a position where they have to act - either by backing Martinez or sacking him.

“The defeat leaves them at a crossroads,” the former Charlton Athletic boss said to Sky Sports News. “There has to be some sort of movement now at Everton.

“Either investment again - do they back Martinez and say rebuild the team? They turned down money for quality players.

“They have got to two semi-finals, by the way, but they want more.

“How they solve that is up to Bill Kenwright - do they back Martinez, or do they move on?”

Rumours are rife that Martinez could be dismissed in the coming weeks, as Everton look to change direction.

The Sun suggest that Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is a contender to take over at Goodison Park, as Everton assess their options.

Martinez has taken the Toffees to two cup semi-finals this season, but the Merseyside’s club’s underperformance in the Premier League has been the main source of frustration.

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