Everton boss Roberto Martinez has been evasive when asked about what assurances he has had about his future from Bill Kenwright and Farhad Moshiri at his press conference earlier today, which was broadcast on the club's official Youtube channel.
Martinez is under growing pressure as Everton manager, with the fans turning on him in large numbers.
‘Martinez Out’ banners have been displayed at a number of recent Everton matches, and chants against him have also been heard.
The Daily Mirror reports that the Toffees board do not want to part ways with Martinez, who has a great relationship with Kenwright, but they are realising that his position is starting to become untenable.
Martinez’s relationship with the supporters may be damaged beyond repair at this stage, and the likes of Ronald Koeman and Manuel Pellegrini have been touted as replacements for the former Wigan Athletic boss.
Martinez’s future is very much up in the air, and the 42-year-old refused to make it clear whether he would be staying on when asked earlier.
“We’re not making the mistake of losing our attention to the only thing that matters right now, which is Sunderland,” he said when asked what assurances he’s had from Bill Kenwright and Farhad Moshiri about the future.
“That’s the only thing that matters, and it’s the only thing that is in our heads.”
Everton have won just once in their last nine matches, so they travel to Sunderland in poor form.
The Toffees are currently in 12th place in the Premier League table, and they could slip down as far as 16th before the season finishes.