Everton boss Roberto Martinez has aimed a barb at former manager Davd Moyes by suggesting he would be unhappy with 10 years of mediocrity on Merseyside, the Telegraph reports.
The Spaniard took over from Moyes after the former Everton boss traded Goodison Park for Old Trafford.
Despite achieving a record points tally in his debut campaign, Martinez has since struggled to replicate his early success with the Toffees languishing in the lower reaches of the table this term.
Many have speculated that a failure to land the FA Cup could cost Martinez his job, and following the 2-1 semi-final defeat to Manchester United, reports have begun suggesting the club are eyeing an alternative.
Martinez, however, feels he deserves more time at the club and he made it perfectly clear what he thought of the former regime by pointing out that Everton have now gone 21 years without winning a trophy.
“We have not invested money but managed assets. If I had been given ten years to work with Everton by being mediocre I would not accept that. We are a big club with big expectations and we have not won silverware for 21 years,” he told the Telegraph.
While Moyes may not have won a trophy while on Merseyside, the former Preston North End boss took over a team struggling at the bottom and gradually turned them into consistent top six challengers.
With a smaller budget, Moyes managed a top-four finish and the work he did warranted Sir Alex Ferguson to sound him out for the Old Trafford post - an honourable feat and one that deserves recognition.
Martinez is undoubtedly feeling the strain at Everton and deep down he surely knows he may not last much longer.