Tony Cascarino backs Martin O'Neill to replace Roberto Martinez at Everton

Tony Cascarino is suggesting that Martin O'Neill would be a good appointment for Everton.

Pundit and former Republic of Ireland striker Tony Cascarino has told The Irish Sun that he thinks Martin O'Neill would be a smart appointment by Everton.

The Toffees have been the Premier League's biggest underachievers in the Premier League this season, as despite having talented players like John Stones, Ross Barkley, Gerard Deulofeu and Romelu Lukaku, Everton are languishing in the bottom half of the table.

Manager Roberto Martinez is under huge pressure at Goodison Park, and with new investor Farhad Moshiri on board, many expect the Spaniard to be sacked this summer.

That suggestions has prompted pundits to name possible successors for Martinez, and now former Republic of Ireland striker Tony Cascarino has offered his recommendation.

Cascarino has told The Irish Sun that he thinks Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill would be a shrewd appointment for Everton, with his future in doubt right now.

O'Neill, 64, has guided the Republic of Ireland to Euro 2016, but with uncertainty over his contract situation, the former Sunderland boss could opt to return to club management.

Now, Cascarino has suggested that becoming Everton boss would be a similar job to when O'Neill took over at Aston Villa, as he can invest money in the side and motivate the current squad more than Martinez has managed to this season.

"If Martin is in line to take over at Goodison Park, it would be a fantastic job for him," said Cascarino. "It is very similar to when he took over at Aston Villa. Like Villa, Everton have a pedigree of winning league titles and even European trophies but with much of their glory in the distant past. Just as Randy Lerner had taken over at Villa and, initially at least, doled out a lot of money, the Toffees have new owners who are set to invest. And I’m sure Martin would relish the chance to spend their cash."

"There are already some very good players at Goodison Park, they have been one of the great underachievers this season. Martin is a good motivator and I think he could get more out of them. If he gets the job, good luck to him," he added.

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