Everton midfielder posts cryptic tweet

The Spanish manager was sacked by Everton on Thursday.

Manager Roberto Martinez was sacked by Everton on Thursday.

The Spaniard's three-year reign at Goodison Park came to an end as the Toffees sit 12th in the Premier League, having also been knocked out of the FA Cup at the semi-final stage by Manchester United.

Supporters had been extremely prominent in voicing their frustrations over Martinez, who was the subject of mass protests from Everton fans on a regular basis in recent weeks and months.

They certainly got their wish, but did also one of the 42-year-old's players?

In March, midfielder Steven Pienaar, who at the time hadn't been involved in first-team action for six weeks, blasted the fact that nobody at the club had told him whether or not he was going to be retained (Goal.com), with his contract up this summer.

Martinez's departure was well known before the news officially broke on Thursday, and Pienaar, shortly before Everton confirmed the dismissal, took to Twitter at a suspect time to post a suspect tweet.

Everton fans were quick to react to the South African's cryptic message:


David Unsworth and Joe Royle will take charge of Everton's end-of-season clash with relegated Norwich City tomorrow.

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