Report suggests Roberto Martinez is shock candidate for Spanish international job

Everton manager Roberto Martinez

The former Everton boss has been linked as pressure mounts on Vicente Del Bosque.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez

Reports in Spain are suggesting that former Everton boss Roberto Martinez could be in line to be the next Spanish national team coach.

Diario as have suggested the Spaniard, who was sacked by Everton in May, could take over from Vicente Del Bosque as his position in charge of the Spanish side was cast into doubt after the recent exit from the European Championships at the hands of Italy.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez with Gerard Deulofeu as he is substituted

They also mention Juan Garrido, Pepe Mel and Julen Lopetegui – but the presence of the former Everton and Wigan Athletic man’s name on the apparent shortlist will no doubt come as a massive shock to many fans of the Premier League – considering how his time at Everton came to an end.

Spain head coach Vicente del Bosque before the matchSpain head coach Vicente del Bosque before the match

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 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 month.

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

But if Martinez ends up managing his nation, a nation which has only recently stopped dominating world football, he would have certainly found himself landing on his feet.

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