Roberto Martinez and Thierry Henry send a message out to Belgium supporters (Video)

Thierry Henry has a message for the Belgium supporters, September 2016
Thierry Henry has a message for the Belgium supporters

Exciting times for Belgium

It’s an exciting new era for the Belgian national football team.

Roberto Martinez’s appointment as head coach didn’t have too many fans jumping for joy. First assistant coach Graeme Jones wasn’t the biggest draw either. But the announcement of Thierry Henry’s recruitment shocked and delighted Belgians in equal measure.

The Arsenal legend is going to be the team’s second assistant coach. Many of the regular attackers have spoken out in favour of his appointment with Michy Batshuayi paying tribute to him on Twitter.

Message for the fans

Now the new coaching staff have a message for supporters ahead of their first game. They face a Spain side adjusting to the post-Vicente Del Bosque era in a friendly tonight before meeting Cyprus for a World Cup qualifier. Hear them out by watching the video below.

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez explains why Thierry Henry is the perfect assistant coach (Video)

Thierry-Henry won the World Cup on home soil with France in 1998

Martinez explains Henry role

The news that Thierry Henry was going to become the Belgium assistant manager came as a shock on Friday morning. Nobody had seen it coming. Then again, it’s not as though we were speculating on a daily basis about where Henry would end up. To clarify, the shock didn’t stem from the fact that the Arsenal legend seems like a bad coach. Nothing like that at all.

It just seemed very random, didn’t it? Well, maybe it shouldn’t have.

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has explained to journalists why Henry was always the perfect candidate for the job.

The ideal candidate

A winner of the World Cup and European Championships with France, Henry knows how to conquer the international stage. He was a member of a team that had to change their mentality, Martinez pointing to the period leading up to the World Cup in 1998.

As well as passing on this experience, his work on a one-on-one basis will be invaluable.

Watch Martinez praise Henry in the video below.

Confirmed: Romelu Lukaku’s reaction during the Man United game was about Roberto Martinez

David Henen on Romelu Lukaku
David Henen on Romelu Lukaku
David Henen on Romelu Lukaku

David Henen on Romelu Lukaku

One of the shock pieces of news to break this week in world football was that former Everton boss Roberto Martinez was appointed the new Belgium manager.

The decision seemed to come from nowhere, following the dismissal of Marc Wilmots after a disappointing showing at Euro 2016.

News of Martinez’s appointment broke during the Man United v Everton match at Old Trafford.

As word spread around, Romelu Lukaku seemed to react to the news on the Everton bench.

It’s fair to say the Belgium international forward didn’t seem too pleased by the fact he’ll be working with Martinez with the Red Devils.

However Everton youngster David Henen has now spoken about what happened to the Belgium press.

Lukaku is ‘delighted’

Speaking to La Derniere Heure, Henen told the Belgium paper the following:

It’s the opposite. Rom got on very well with Roberto Martinez.

He knows that the coach has played a big part in his development these last few years.

Rom was just surprised because no rumour had come out for anyone — even for the players on the national team.

In his head he said to himself ‘that’s crazy!’ but you shouldn’t think he’s disappointed by the federation’s choice.

It’s completely the opposite. He’s delighted because he knows very well that it can only be a good thing for him given their relationship at Everton.

Was Romelu Lukaku reacting to Roberto Martinez being appointed Belgium boss? (Video)

Romelu Lukaku

Hear some bad news, Romelu?

Romelu Lukaku looking suddenly crestfallen
Romelu Lukaku looking suddenly crestfallen

Roberto Martinez, new Belgium manager

Much to the surprise of just about everybody, Roberto Martinez was announced as the new Belgium manager today.

Having sacked Marc Wilmots in the wake of their Euro 2016 quarter-final exit at the hands of Wales, the Belgian FA were on the hunt for a new manager, and they’ve gone for Roberto Martinez, of all people.

Given that his most recent experience ended in an unceremonious sacking, it’s hard to fathom how Martinez could land such a big job.

Romelu Lukaku not best pleased?

And this footage appears to show that Romelu Lukaku is not best pleased.

Sitting on the Old Trafford bench during Wayne Rooney’s testimonial tonight, Lukaku put his head in his hands right after the announcement had been made.

He then turns to Ross Barkley, murmurs something, to which Barkley replies ‘No way.’

We then see Lukaku whispering something in Kevin Mirallas’ ear in the tunnel…

Considering how quickly word spreads around football grounds, it’s entirely plausible that Lukaku had just heard the Martinez news, and it doesn’t bode well for the Spaniard.

Madness: Belgium appoint Roberto Martinez as new manager to the shock of Football [Tweets]

Well, this is surprising

Roberto Martinez at Everton last year
Roberto Martinez at Everton last year

Roberto Martinez, new Belgium Manager

Belgium announced the appointment of Roberto Martinez as their new manager tonight, much to the general shock of the football world.

Having parted ways with Marc Wilmots after their disappointing Euro 2016 campaign which saw them exit at the hands of Wales in the quarter-finals, the Belgian FA were on the lookout for a new manager, and didn’t waste much time in appointing Wilmots’ successor.

While they should be credited for their speed, their actual choice of manager should really be questioned.

Surprising choice…

Having been sacked by Everton just before the end of last season, Martinez’s stock has never been so low.

Once hailed as the face of the new young modern manager, Martinez is more associated with comical defending and endless excuses these days.

He somehow managed to turn a talented Everton side into a shambles last season, his biggest success in his career is an FA Cup win with Wigan, and he’s now been handed one of the biggest jobs in international football.

Go figure…

Roberto Martinez has been sacked by Everton, club to announce imminently [Guardian]


Roberto Martinez has been sacked by Everton, according to the Guardian’s Andy Hunter this afternoon.

The Guardian claim the scoop on the story that everyone was expecting: after losing once again in embarrassing fashion at Sunderland last night, it really only looked like a matter of time before the club hierarchy made the inevitable decision.

Martinez arrived at Goodison Park amid much hope, promise and dreams,  but those dreams turned out to be piped ones, as he badly failed to get the best out of his talented squad.

Aside from a few flashes of attacking brilliance, the most noteworthy aspect of the Toffees’ play under Martinez has been their sheer inability to defend.

That said, while his sacking did look inevitable, it seems a bit strange and callous to sack him with one game remaining in the season; why not just let him finish out the season with dignity?

The Guardian claim that the decision has been taken and that Martinez has been informed, and that the official announcement will be made once all the terms are agreed.

Surely sacked tonight? No one can understand how Roberto Martinez is still in Everton job [Tweets]


Roberto Martinez looks to be living his last days as Everton manager.

Quite simply, the Spaniard’s job on Mersyside is now looking untenable, after tonight’s hollow defeat to Sunderland.

Languishing down in 12th spot, Everton are set for one of their lowest finishes in years, and this after a massive outlay on transfers by Martinez, whose spent big money on the likes of Romelu Lukaku.

Martinez arrived at Everton with talk of building a great young team, but aside from some early season flashes of promise, all that he’s produced is a team incapable of defending.

The Spaniard loves to profess his love for attacking football and ‘playing the right way’, but that doesn’t matter a jot if your team ships as many goals as his does.

Having spoken boldly of staying on earlier this week, his job now looks to be hanging in the balance after tonight’s embarrassing defeat, hot on the heels of the humiliation in the Merseyside derby.

Everton fans sing ‘Roberto Martinez, get out of our club’ v Leicester (Video)

There were actually two teams at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

While all the focus was on Premier League champions Leicester, Everton were once again beaten on the road.

The Toffees lost 3-1 at the Foxes in another limp display.

Everton are 12th in the division, while they can fall even lower down the table if teams below win games in hand.

For weeks Everton fans have been calling for Martinez to be sacked, and on Saturday the away supporters sung ‘Roberto Martinez, get out of our club’.

Can the board ignore the fans’ calls?

Watch the video below.

Everton fans stay at Goodison Park long after the Bournemouth win to protest Roberto Martinez (Video)

If Roberto Martinez had hoped a win would quell his fans, he was wrong.

The Toffees bounced back from last weekend’s FA Cup semifinal defeat to Man United, with a 2-1 home win over Bournemouth on Saturday.

Goals in each half from Tom Cleverley and Leighton Baines earned Everton the three points.

Despite rumours of a sacking which spread like wildfire last week, Martinez remains the manager at Goodison Park, but a section of the fans have had enough.

During the game, a plane was flown over the stadium calling for Martinez to go.

Banners calling for the Spanish boss to be fired were first unveiled at Watford a few weeks ago, and after the Bournemouth game they were back out on full display.

Several supporters held at least three anti-Martinez banners in the stands long after the match with the Cherries was over.

Watch video of the Everton fans protest below.

Goodison Park screen shows angry Everton fan tweets calling for Martinez out in fan zone fail (Video)

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What a calamitous cock-up this is. Everton were showing fan tweets on their Fan Zone screen at Goodison Park in a feature that wasn’t very well thought out. The mood around the club is hardly harmonious.

Either they’ve got a buffoon in charge of the fan zone screen or they have a programme that can’t detect negative messages because several calls for Roberto Martinez to go made it on to the screen.

Daily Mail journalist and Everton season ticket holder Joe Strange recorded it below.

Germany coach Joachim Low favourite to replace Everton boss Roberto Martinez [Daily Express]


According to the Daily Express, Germany manager Joachim Low is the new favourite to replace Roberto Martinez as manager of Everton football club.

With many supporters calling for Martinez be sacked, his future at Goodison park looks bleak to say the least. Everton haven’t had the strongest campaign and have found themselves in the bottom half of the table this season.

Martinez still has three years left on his contract with the Toffees, but has admitted that he has received no assurances from the club that he will still be in charge come next season.

Infact, when questioned on whether he had received any assurances, Martinez stated: “No, no, no. I’ve been given no indication whatsoever. Clearly, that’s not in my hands and that’s not a question I can answer.”

With that being said, the bookies have slashed the odds on Martinez being replaced by Germany coach Joachim Low, in the summer.

Low is now 2/1 to be the next Everton manager – slashed from 20/1 – and a statement from Betfair read: “Soon to be out-of-work Manuel Pellegrini had been the 5/2 favourite to take over at Goodison Park with David Moyes 4/1 second favourite but after an avalanche of bets came in for the Joachim Low, the German manager has been slashed from 33/1 to 2/1 favourite.

“Everton will certainly be making a statement of intent about next season if they have managed to secure a World Cup winning manager.”

Everton chiefs lining up Mark Hughes to take over from Roberto Martinez [Mirror]


Everton are lining up Mark Hughes to take over from Roberto Martinez, according to tomorrow’s Mirror.

Martinez is really under the cosh at Goodison for failing to deliver on all the promise of last season; his young and talented squad are languishing in the bottom half of the Premier League table, when they should really be competing for the European places.

Granted, Martinez did take them on a good FA Cup run, where they were eventually beaten by Manchester United in the semi-final, but that run merely papered over the cracks.

The simple truth is that Martinez’s side are abysmal at defending, and lack direction in midfield, and it seems Everton now want to bring in the more austere and realistic Mark Hughes to take over.

Hughes has done a decent job at Stoke, and would probably fancy the chance at a bigger club, having been sacked by Manchester City so acrimoniously.


Rumour, unconfirmed: Everton have a board meeting on Sunday, sack Roberto Martinez [Tweets]

Let’s be clear: this story is currently nothing more than a rumour.

But it’s a rumour many Everton fans are praying is true.

The day after the FA Cup semifinal defeat to Manchester United at Wembley, Everton fans are spreading rumours that Roberto Martinez has been sacked.

According to the gossip, the Toffees board has met at Goodison Park on Sunday, and they have decided that it’s time for the Spaniard to go.

Of course, while it’s easy to buy into the rumour, we have no substantial proof the story is true.

The source is a Twitter account called @WatchedToffee, who have a decent following of over 7000 Twitter followers.

They don’t seem to be a troll account, or people who make up lies for their own amusement.

Everton were terrible in the first half at Wembley on Saturday, while they were beaten by Anthony Martial’s excellent 93rd minute strike.

Also see: Martial pounces late to secure Man United victory v Everton (Official videos)

Related link: Everton fan: Evertonian threw a boat flare near his wife v Man United, she collapsed (Video)

Some more tweets on the ‘Martinez has been sacked’ rumours below.

LVG reveals De Gea failed to save a penalty in training pre Man United-Everton (Video)

LVG reveals De Gea failed to save a penalty in training pre Man United-Everton (Video)

Louis van Gaal hailed Manchester United’s “unbelievable mental spirit” after the 2-1 FA Cup semi-final win over Everton on Saturday.

The Manchester United coach also admitted his side were “lucky” to score so late on but that they “deserved to win”.

On the video below, via the 101 Great Goals YouTube channel – subscribe here – Louis van Gaal also discussed the pressure of playing in an FA Cup semi-final and the individual performances of both Marcus Rashford and Wayne Rooney.

Also on the clip below, LVG reveals that Manchester United practised penalties in training ahead of the Everton FA Cup semi-finals.

Louis van Gaal: “Yesterday we also exercised our penalties. 20 penalties were taken and Sergio Romero stopped one and David De Gea (stopped) zero. But today it was the most important penalty that he stopped.”

Question: Who missed?

LVG: “Not so interesting. Always negative. Why not (look at it) as positive for Sergio (which) it can also be.”

After Louis van Gaal on the clip below is Everton boss Roberto Martinez, who undoubtedly faces the sack after a poor season at Goodison Park…

Roberto Martinez refutes rumour that Funes Mori will be docked wages for Origi tackle (Video)


Roberto Martinez spoke to the media this morning, ahead of Everton’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United at Wembley tomorrow.

The Toffees come into the game on the back of a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool, and amid a mood of general dejection and crisis, which was only worsened by Funes Mori’s red card.

There had been rumours that the Argentine would be punished by the club for his daft behaviour after getting sent off, as he made light of injuring Divock Origi by holding his crest.

But Martinez insisted that no further action will be taken against Mori, and that the situation is now considered closed.

Jurgen Klopp: Injured Divock Origi was smiling after Liverpool 4 – Everton 0 (Video)

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Jurgen Klopp addressed the health of Liverpool striker Divock Origi in his post match presser on Wednesday night.

The German manager admitted he couldn’t wipe the smile off his face after watching Liverpool trounce their local rivals Everton 4-0 at Anfield.

After showering praise on his team, and confirming that he has faith in ever member of his squad, Klopp talked about Origi.

Despite suffering a horror injury after he was stomped on by Ramiro Funes Mori, Klopp confirmed the Belgium striker had a smile on his face in the dressing room.

Also see: Mixed reports on the state of Divock Origi’s injury during Liverpool 4 – Everton 0

As for Roberto Martinez, he tried to justify Origi’s injury by saying Funes Mori “tried to win the ball”, but it was a “mistimed tackle”.

Watch the video below.

Roberto Martinez critical of Funes Mori post-Liverpool 4 – Everton 0 (Video)


Roberto Martinez finds himself under more pressure than ever tonight, having watched his Everton side slump to a 4-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Merseyside derby.

The Spaniard has been heavily criticized all season for failing to get the best out of his talented squad, and for always insisting that they play ‘the right way’ to the detriment of organized defending.

But credit to Martinez, he made no bones about criticizing Funes Mori, who was sent off for an awful challenge on Divock Origi.

Everton’s chairman & new owner gave fans an update on Roberto Martinez on the train [Tweets]

For the past few days and weeks, stories have been bubbling up suggesting that Roberto Martinez could leave Everton at the end of the season.

The Star took the story to a new level over the weekend, claiming that the Toffees could try to poach Jose Mourinho as their new manager.

A series of tweets have since been shared by Everton fans, as club chairman Bill Kenwright and new owner Farhad Moshiri spoke to fans on a train over the weekend about Martinez and his future at the club.

The power brokers at Goodison Park have confirmed that Martinez is staying put, and he won’t be sacked this summer.

Moreover, the club plan to back to Spanish boss with significant investment over the summer.

Everton still have the chance of finishing the season with a trophy, as they face Man United in the semifinal of the FA Cup this weekend.

See the tweets on Roberto Martinez’s standing at Everton below.

Everton fans react angrily to their 1-1 draw with Southampton [Tweets]


Given that Everton are without a win in their last 5 Premier League games, it isn’t difficult to see why Toffee fans aren’t impressed. There has been lots of protests over manager Roberto Martinez and many fans believe that the Spaniard should be given his marching orders.

Everton currently sit 12th in the Premier League table – 12 points away from a european spot – and many people have questioned where the club is going from here. They have often been known as a selling club, who are unable to compete with the top clubs in the league, and this seems as if it isn’t going to change anytime soon.

Romelu Lukaku, Ross Barkley and John Stones are amongst those who have been linked with a move away from the club and given recent results, you can see why. Lukaku has already stated that he would like to play Champions League football next season and you have to feel that Ross Barkley and John Stones will be feeling similar in the near future.

After today’s 1-1 draw with Southampton, Everton fans once again took to social media to express their displeasure with the club.

Spurs legend tipped to replace Roberto Martinez at Everton

Ian Darke, the well-know football commentator for BT Sport and ESPN, has today launched a transfer rumour.

Without citing any sources, and without giving any indication as to how he knows what he claims to know, Darke is the latest talking head to discuss the departure of Roberto Martinez from Everton.

Despite advancing to the FA Cup semifinal, and having players like Romelu Lukaku, Ross Barkley and John Stones on their books, Everton have struggled this season under Martinez.

In a move that would likely raise plenty of eyebrows, Spurs legend and current American coach Jurgen Klinsmann is listed a possible new manager for Everton.

Ian Darke says the rumours are “persistent”.

Whether Klinsmann would be embraced by the Everton fans would be a question mark, particularly as the German manager is struggling to advance America in their easy-looking World Cup qualifying group.

Earlier in the week Marcelo Bielsa was also linked to Everton, although that rumour seems to fallen by the wayside.

Everton fan abuses Roberto Martinez at an under-21 game

The tide seems to have most definitely turned for Roberto Martinez at Everton.

Last weekend, at the match at Watford, Everton fans displayed a ‘Martinez Out’ banner at Vicarage Road.

That was the first time this season such open revolt against the manager had been seen in the Everton stands, while rumours are swirling that Marcelo Biesla could replace Martinez.

While those Biesla stories are debatable, they underline how Martinez seems to be on shaky ground at Goodison Park.

Everton’s under-21s were in action last night, and Martinez turned up at the game.

According to an eye witness report, on fan decided to criticise the manager in public in the stands during the U21 match.

Following the sweary reports on social media, it seems that Martinez got a fair amount of abuse from his own fans.

The Toffees are back in action on Wednesday night when they head to Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

Marcelo Bielsa tipped to replace Roberto Martinez at Everton [Goal]

Whether or not there is any substance to the following rumour, it’s existence represents the discord between Everton fans and manager Roberto Martinez as the season winds down.

Despite having players like Romelu Lukaku, Ross Barkley and John Stones on their books, Everton have struggled this season.

Yes, the Toffees are in the FA Cup semifinal where they are to face Man United, but after the 1-1 draw at Watford on Saturday they have dropped to 14th in the Premier League. That’s simply way too low for a team that should be competing for the European places.

The fans are now visibly angry, as could be seen by the display of the ‘Martinez Out’ banner at Watford.

Now’s Brazilian website are reporting that Everton have sounded out former Argentina and Chile boss Marcelo Bielsa to be their next manager.

Bielsa left French side Marseille after just one game of the new season in August.

It is claimed that the 60-year-old is keen on a move to the Premier League, while Bielsa previously held talks with Swansea in December but no deal materialised.

Everton’s Roberto Martinez hails Romelu Lukaku & discusses Man United’s top 4 hopes (Video)


Roberto Martinez was heaping praise on Romelu Lukaku on Friday morning ahead of Everton’s Premier League clash against Manchester United.

Belgian Everton striker Romelu Lukaku recently admitted he wants to be playing Champions League football – something Roberto Martinez cannot offer him at Goodison Park.

The Spanish manager also spoke positively about 6th placed Manchester United’s chances of finishing in the Champions League spots.

Watch Roberto Martinez speak about Manchester United and Romelu Lukaku below.

Awesome: Mini Roberto Martinez was part of Junior Fan Day at Everton v Arsenal (Video)


You may have noticed yourself but Saturday’s Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal marked Junior Fan Day at Goodison Park.

There were kids everywhere and a mini Roberto Martinez hit our screens ahead of kick-off, to the bemusement of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Perhaps the youngsters aren’t quite ready to take over from their seniors with Everton outplayed in a 2-0 defeat. Alan Hansen did say you can’t win anything with kids.

Watch the brilliant video below.

Guus Hiddink on Diego Costa’s bite during Everton 2 – Chelsea 0 (Video)

Guus Hiddink on Diego Costa’s bite during Everton 2 – Chelsea 0 (Video)

Unsurprisingly, both Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink and Everton manager Roberto Martinez were asked about Diego Costa’s alleged bite of Gareth Barry following Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final match at Goodison Park.

First up, Hiddink looked to play down the incident and defended the Chelsea striker: “he was chased a bit in the game as well.”

To a supplementary question, Hiddink refused to reveal what Costa said in the dressing room after the game.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez was also asked about Costa and also pointed the journalists away from the Gareth Barry incident.

See the video below of both Hiddink and Martinez, with transcripts of the Costa answers after the clip.

Guus Hiddink on Diego Costa’s alleged bite of Gareth Barry: “To be honest, and everyone who follows me a bit knows that I try to be fair in my judgement whether it’s pro or against. I haven’t seen it so far. It is difficult now for me to say it yes or no in this incident. What I, without saying that I want to give a judgement on this, he was chased a bit in the game as well. They went after him and so they knew it, and it’s within the rules, but also as a referee you must protect a bit the situation and I’m not saying to protect with capitals, but knowing and feeling the atmosphere when there are very small but a multitude of a little provocations and then comes the moment where I would like to give judgement but I haven’t seen it and then I’m speculating.”

Roberto Martinez on Diego Costa’s alleged bite of Gareth Barry: “My interpretation is that I don’t think it was a key moment in the game and I don’t think we should focus on it. I think it was an emotional game and rightly so. You want to see players that are desperate to win the game for your team. I thought Diego Costa had a fighting spirit, I don’t think it was much (more). I would like to praise the referee, the way he handled those emotions (of the players) I think the sending off of Costa was right, the sending off on Gareth Barry was right and he never ever allowed those emotions to stop the fluency of the game and that’s what you want, the referee to make those sorts of decisions and whatever happens with Diego Costa, I think we should see it as what we want to see in a Cup game – real emotions and I’m sure that the two players shook it off at the end of the game and it’s nothing to look back on.”

Everton fans rage about Roberto Martinez following West Ham defeat [Tweets]

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Whilst West Ham are delighted with their 3-2 comeback win at Everton on Saturday, Toffees supporters are wondering where they go from here.

Despite having a very strong squad, arguably one of the best in the Premier League era, Everton are simply failing to punch anywhere near their weight under Roberto Martinez.

The Spaniard is admired by the media but increasingly under pressure from Everton supporters who are looking for more than just a mid-table finish.

And, much like the rest of the Premier League, Leicester’s rise to the top of the table and to an extent the form of Spurs and West Ham, shows it is wide open for anyone.

After the West Ham defeat, when Everton led 2-0 and could have gone 3-0 up but Romelu Lukaku saw a penalty saved, the Toffees are 11th in the Premier League.

An assault on the European positions from Everton now looks seriously unlikely.

So, next Saturday’s home FA Cup quarter-final against Chelsea looks absolutely enormous for Martinez.

After all, with new owners, Everton are expected to splash the cash next summer…

Everton investors may want to get Roberto Martinez out the club (BBC Audio)

Now that Iranian billionaire Farhad Moshiri has bought a 49.9% stake in Everton, what changes are likely to happen at Goodison Park?

While the fans are dreaming of a major summer spending spree, Everton fan Joey Barton spoke on BBC 5 Live radio this week about his thoughts on possible shake-ups with the Toffees.

Barton believes that Roberto Martinez could be moved out the club. He argued:

Usually when big investors come in, they want their own man in charge. There’s already an internal pressure in the city of Liverpool on Roberto Martinez.

If Everton don’t finish the season strongly I think that before they get significant investment, they could see [Martinez] leave the football club.

Roberto Martinez talks about the Everton takeover & being filmed dancing (Talksport Audio)

Everton manager Roberto Martinez was a guest on Talksport on Tuesday.

Several issues were chewed over in a 12-minute long interview, including Everton’s proposed takeover bid.

An American consortium is thought to be close to a £200 million takeover of the Toffees.

Also see: Strong rumours emerge that Bill Kenwright has sold Everton to American entrepreneur John Moores

The Spanish manager made the following comments on air:

I’ve been a bit surprised that there’s been a lot of talk about this. There’s nothing to mention.

But what I could add is something that every Evertonian and fan needs to know, which is that our chairman loves Everton. 

I can guarantee you that, whatever is going to happen, the future will be very, very bright for Everton. 

Roberto Martinez also joked about the video of him dancingwhich has spread like wildfire around the internet.

Enjoy the interview below.

Romelu Lukaku jokes he didn’t do the Roberto Martinez dance v Stoke in fear of being benched (Video)

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It was a brilliant weekend for Everton.

The Toffees have failed to hit expectations throughout the season, however they bucked the trend yesterday away at Stoke City.

In their away performance of the season, Everton won 3-0 at the Britiannia Stadium.

Romelu Lukaku was on the score sheet in the match, and after the game he was asked why he didn’t do the Roberto Martinez dance when he found the target.

See: Video of Everton boss Roberto Martinez dancing in a club emerges

The Belgium forward gave a comedy reply.

Roberto Martinez laughs about his dance moves: That’s the big bus and smart car (Video)

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Roberto Martinez has admitted that it was indeed him dancing at a Jason Derulo concert in the video that went viral this morning. The Everton boss wasn’t embarrassed about being there or his moves.

When one journalist said he was hoping that it wasn’t him, Martinez responded brilliantly: “Why? It’s always good to get inspiration from creative people.” The journalist replied: “Oh. Fair enough, yeah.”

See Martinez speak about ‘the big bus and the smart car’ in the video below.