Paul McGrath wants Roberto Martinez at Southampton

Everton manager Roberto Martinez

The Republic of Ireland legend feels the Spaniard could replace the newly-appointed Everton boss at Southampton.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez

Republic of Ireland legend Paul McGrath has thrown Roberto Martinez's name into the ring as potential new Southampton managers.

The Saints are on the hunt for a new head coach after Ronald Koeman quit his post at St Mary's to replace Martinez at Everton.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman

The Spaniard was fired by the Toffees in May following a second successive 11th-placed finish in the Premier League which, given their squad, is perhaps a serious underachievement.

Former Ajax boss Frank de Boer - who was also linked with the Everton role - is said to be among the frontrunners to replace his compatriot on the South Coast, but McGrath feels that Martinez should apply for the role.

The Aston Villa legend took to Twitter to share his views on the matter.

Ajax Head Coach Frank De Boer during the press conference

Martinez, in his defence, is still a good manager. He has an FA Cup title with Wigan Athletic under his belt already and, at 42, he is certain to improve in the coming years.

Despite his Everton struggles, the future is bright for the Spaniard, but Southampton may want a bigger name to replace the Dutchman.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez

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