Report: Roberto Martinez set to be sacked, Everton legend Duncan Ferguson in line for caretaker role

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Roberto Martinez is reportedly set for the Everton exit door.

According to the Daily Mail, Roberto Martinez looks set to be sacked by Everton in the next 24 hours - and The Mirror report that Duncan Ferguson could take caretaker charge against Norwich City.

Martinez, 42, has spent three years in charge of the Toffees having been brought in as David Moyes' replacement in 2013, despite suffering relegation with Wigan Athletic that season.

Initially, it looked like Everton had made a shrewd move; Martinez guided Everton to fifth place in 2013/14, coming on the cusp of Champions League qualification - but it's been largely been downhill since then.

A bottom half finish last season was poor, and this season has been even worse, with Everton sitting in 12th place in the Premier League table after Wednesday night's 3-0 defeat to Sunderland.

That was seemingly enough for the Everton board, as the Daily Mail report that Martinez will be sacked in the next 24 hours, having picked up just six points from the last ten games.

It's fascinating that Everton won't even allow Martinez to see out the season, as they take on Norwich City at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon to close out the Premier League campaign.

Now, The Mirror report that Everton legend Duncan Ferguson is in line to take caretaker charge against Norwich, before the search begins for a new manager over the summer.

Big names like Frank de Boer, Manuel Pellegrini and Ronald Koeman have already been mentioned for the job, and Everton have to get this appointment right having struggled for the last two years under Martinez.

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