Report suggests Roberto Martinez's 24 hour request cost him the Anderlecht job

The Spaniard is out of work after being sacked by Everton recently.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez

Recently sacked Everton manager Roberto Martinez nearly found his way back into first-team management this week, when Anderlecht came knocking for his services.

The Belgian side were looking to replace their former boss Besnik Hasi, who left the club toward the end of last season, and approached the Spaniard about taking the role.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez

However, they ended up handing the job to FC Nurnberg boss Rene Weiler, and Derniere Heurre have suggested why that ended up being the case.

They report that the former Everton boss wanted 24 hours to contemplate the move and Anderlecht were not willing to wait – appointing the keen Weiler instead.

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Martinez was sacked by Everton last season after a poor campaign in the Premier League – despite making the semi-finals of both the FA and League Cups.

Everton have moved fast to replace Martinez with their number one candidate – with Southampton boss Ronald Koeman deciding to switch the South-Coast for Merseyside earlier in the week.

New manager Ronald Koeman poses with a Everton jersey after the press conference

Martinez will now go back onto the managerial market and there will no doubt be a good job waiting around the corner for the former Everton gaffer.

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