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Sky Sports pundits discuss the possibility of Jose Mourinho or Rafael Benitez becoming Everton boss

Roberto Martinez's position as Everton manager has come under serious pressure, with Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez said to be one of the candidates to takeover.

Andy Hinchcliffe has told Sky Sports News, which was broadcast on 12th May, that Everton are in an unusual situation - but he would not be drawn on the possibility of Jose Mourinho taking over at Goodison Park.

Some ambitious Everton fans have appealed for Mourinho to take over from Roberto Martinez in recent weeks, as the pressure mounts on the Spaniard.

Current Toffees boss Martinez is surely heading for the sack, after what has been a highly disappointing season.

Everton are currently in 12th place in the Premier League table, and they have won just once in their last 10 outings.

And Hinchcliffe said, when asked whether Mourinho would consider a move to Everton: “It’s unusual for Everton as they haven’t had a lot of money to spend. I think suddenly when money becomes available it’s a different ball game. I think you have to have a certain manager who is used to spending money.”

Mark Schwarzer, who was also on Sky Sports News, had a number of names that he felt Everton would be looking at.

The Toffees have been linked with a range of candidates, and Schwarzer feels that Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez would be on their list.

“He’s a huge, huge name and he is potentially one of those people who would be of huge interest to a club like Everton to move forward,” the Australian international said.

“I think there’s a couple of interesting candidates out there. De Boer has made himself available, and Brendan Rodgers. Also, let’s not forget about David Moyes.”

Benitez’s future at Newcastle is in doubt, after the Tynesiders relegation was confirmed yesterday evening.

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