Roberto Martinez’ position at Everton went from bad to worse
Roberto Martinez’ position at Everton went from bad to worse after his team were beaten 1-0 by West Brom at Goodison Park.
This was the second league loss in five matches for a team that has top four ambitions. Martinez spent a lot of money recruiting players like Romelu Lukaku on a permanent basis, but inconsistency is starting to hurt in the team’s ability to make a major impact in the Premier league. The recent defeat saw them slip into the bottom half of the league while there is a real danger of the club being sucked into the relegation zone if things do not improve soon.
Martinez used the terms like unlucky and criticised the opponents for time wasting tactics, but he will be aware that it is his job that will be on the line. The club are in advanced talks over a potential ownership change, which will put further pressure on the Spaniard. If the potential £ 200 million change in ownership goes through, the new American owners will want to have their own man in charge of the club. Martinez has had an up-and-down time at Everton. Despite managing to successfully go beyond the David Moyes era, he has struggled in terms of consistency and this is not good for a team with European ambitions.
“Everything that could go wrong went wrong. I don’t care about budgets at other places. You need to know how to get there and have the strategy. I want to push the football club into more than what people would expect. The squad we have is a squad to dream of. Until you get 40 points and beyond, every club will be looking over their shoulders. I don’t care what anyone says,” said Martinez about the probability of relegation threat in the coming weeks.