Report: Celtic looking to finally land Roberto Martinez, seven years after initial approach

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Celtic are reportedly keen on Roberto Martinez, following his departure from Everton.

According to the Daily Mail, Roberto Martinez is in the running for the Celtic job - seven years after initially being approached by the Bhoys.

Martinez, 42, paid the price for taking just six points in his last ten Premier League games, as after a 3-0 defeat to Sunderland last week, the Spaniard was sacked by the Toffees.

The Spaniard may look to take some time out of football after a stressful season at Goodison Park, but it seems that he could be a hot commodity this summer despite his struggles at Everton this term.

Martinez impressed at Swansea City and Wigan Athletic, and guided Everton to fifth place in his first season in charge, before things went badly wrong last season and this season for him.

Now, the Daily Mail report that Martinez is on a list of possible candidates for the Celtic job, with the Bhoys letting Ronny Deila leave the club this summer.

Deila's struggles in Europe cost him his job despite winning the Scottish Premiership title in both of his seasons with the Glasgow giants, and fans want to see a big-name appointment made this summer.

Martinez may fit that bill, and his commitment to playing an attractive brand of football could go down well at Celtic Park, after some particularly turgid spells under Deila.

It's particularly interesting given that, as reported by BBC, Celtic made an approach to land Martinez from Swansea City way back in 2009, when Tony Mowbray eventually became Bhoys manager.

Now, seven years on, Celtic are interested in landing Martinez again - and whilst he's one of a number of targets, the Bhoys may finally move to bring in the Spaniard this summer.

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