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Martinez never lived up to the standards set by David Moyes.

Everton sack Roberto Martinez after Sunderland defeat

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Roberto Martinez has been sacked by Everton with immediate effect.

The Toffees have finally wielded the axe after a hugely disappointing season that could end with them finishing 16th if results go against them on the final day.

The former Wigan and Swansea boss has been lambasted for his tactics and his failure to get the best out of an impressive squad boasting Ross Barkley, John Stones and Romelu Lukaku.

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Chairman Bill Kenwright, who recently sold the club, is not one to sack managers lightly, but it appears the 3-0 hammering away to Sunderland on Wednesday night was the final straw.

Martinez had hoped an FA Cup win would allow him to stay on, but Everton fell in the semi-finals with a 2-1 injury time defeat to Manchester United.

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His reign promised so much, but delivered so little. Upon his arrival, he told Kenwright he would get the club into the Champions League, but he never lived up to the legacy of his predecessor David Moyes, who had them regularly competing in Europe.

He was widely expected to go at the end of the season, but the decision has come before the final match against Norwich, which will at least relieve him of some of the vitriol regularly aimed at him by the Goodison faithful. 

The low point of his tenure came last month when his side were humiliated 4-0 in the derby with Liverpool. 

Frank de Boer is among the favourites to take over after resigning as Ajax manager. His agent linked him with a move to Merseyside earlier this week, but Manuel Pellegrini could also throw his hat into the ring because he wants to stay in the Premier League.

With the squad Everton have, any new manager should have a relatively easy task of rebuilding after their disastrous season. However, they now face a huge summer as they battle to cling onto their star men. 

Who would you like to see as Everton manager? Have your say in the comments. 

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