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Everton contact Belgian FA for Roberto Martinez as interim boss

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Everton want Roberto Martinez to take over until the end of the current Premier League season.

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Everton have reportedly offered Roberto Martinez their vacant manager job following Rafa Benitez’s sacking.

Benitez was let go by the Toffees over the weekend following the 2-1 loss to Norwich, and the club are now looking to hire an interim boss until the end of the season.

Martinez, who is currently in charge of the Belgian national team, is reportedly discussing the offer with the Belgium FA. However, according to The Telegraph, the national side want him to concentrate on the World Cup rather than split his time with both teams.

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The report from The Athletic also adds that Everton want Martinez’s No.2, Theirry Henry, to assist the 48-year-old.

Former Everton man, Wayne Rooney, is another potential candidate alongside former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.

Brighton manager Graham Potter, who has been linked with the vacancy, said: “I can’t comment on speculation, things that are out there in the newspapers.

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“I’m focused on my job here, very happy here at, in my opinion, one of the best-run football clubs in the Premier League, with a fantastic owner, chairman, CEO, sports director.”