Report: Martinez wants £10m payout after Everton axe

Everton manager Roberto Martinez

The former Everton boss refuses to be paid off on the cheap.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez

The Mail have reported that an independent hearing will be held next week to determine how much in compensation Everton must pay Roberto Martinez.

The Spanish manager was sacked last month as the Merseyside club finished 11th in the Premier League table for a second successive season; perhaps another underachievement given the quality Martinez had at his disposal.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez

Ronald Koeman was named as his successor this week, but Everton - who paid £5 million in compensation to Southampton for the Dutchman, according to The Telegraph - are yet to agree a figure with the Spaniard following his dismissal.

And The Mail have reported that the 42-year-old wants a £10 million payoff, having had a little over three years to run on his existing deal, which the report suggests was earning him roughly £3.5 million per year.

Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman pose

Liverpool fans wave to Everton manager Roberto Martinez

The English outlet goes on to claim that a compromise was initially expected to be made between both parties, but now an independent hearing will be held as Martinez eyes a hefty pay out.

If he gets it, it'll mean that the Toffees have had to pay out some £15 million to hire Koeman and fire Martinez.

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