Keown explains the major question Everton must answer about Martinez

Roberto Martinez

The Everton manager is under increasing pressure at Goodison Park.

Everton must make a huge decision about the future of Roberto Martinez this summer, Martin Keown has told the Daily Mail.

The Blues boss is under increasing pressure at Goodison Park after a disappointing campaign for his side.

They currently 11th in the table, a position many believe is far below where their squad should be given the talent within it.

Reaching the semi finals of both the FA Cup and Capital One cup has not done enough to appease the Toffees fan base, who believe it is time for a change in management.

And Keown admits that it is very touch and go with the Spaniard at the club.

“There is a huge decision to be made at Goodison Park this summer, I think it’s very touch and go with Martinez,” he told the Daily Mail.

“He had that fantastic season two years ago but you have to look at their development. Are they getting better under him? No.”

“The question Everton face is: when does Martinez go from a promising young manager to a ‘this is what he’s capable of’ manager. It’s a big call.”

The point on player development is certainly a crucial one as several players seem to have faltered over the last two years.

He was crucial to introducing the likes of John Stones and Ross Barkley to the first team, but after strong first years both are now struggling for their best form.

The same can be said about established players such as Seamus Coleman and Kevin Mirallas, and perhaps it is something the Everton board will consider if they question Martinez’s future.

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