Roberto Martinez could manage Barca, according to Merson .

Roberto Martinez could manage Barcelona according to Paul Merson

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And the next manager of Barcelona is...Roberto Martinez. Fear not, that, obviously, hasn't happened, but it's an appointment that wouldn't surprise former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson. 

Indeed, speaking on Sky Sports earlier today, Merson backed up his previous suggestion that Everton flop Martinez could manage the Catalans. If you don't believe us, then please watch the glorious clip below.

Martinez, of course, was axed as manager of Everton on Thursday after a nightmare period on Merseyside. 


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The Toffees have failed to produce the goods in the Premier League and currently occupy 13th place in the division, while they succumbed to a heartbreaking 2-1 defeat to Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final.

All in all, then, it has been a disastrous period for Everton, who were humiliated at the hands of Sunderland on Wednesday night. 

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Martinez nightmare 

Ultimately, their 3-0 defeat at the Stadium of Light proved the final nail in the coffin for Martinez, who was dismissed less than 24 hours later. 

But Martinez may well take comfort in the fact that he has an admirer in Merson. The Sky Sports pundit, as you can see below, has been duly slated for his notion on social media...


Of course, we're all well aware that it's extremely unlikely that Martinez will end up at the Camp Nou anytime soon, but surely he will be handed another opportunity to express himself in the Premier League. 

Things turned sour for him at Goodison Park, of course, but that doesn't necessarily mean that he won't be able to succeed elsewhere. 

Don't be surprised if another club in England give him a shot at redemption in the 2016/17 campaign. It would be foolish to completely disregard Martinez as a potential top manager at this stage, but he will have to learn from what went wrong on Merseyside. 

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After losing the support of the fans, it was always going to be tough for him, but his players failed to really fight to save him. It was an unfortunate turn of events, but one that both the club and Martinez will be hopeful of moving on from. 

It certainly looks set to be an interesting period for Everton, who will be desperate to appoint the right man as they look to steady the ship next season.

Where do you expect Martinez to end up next season? Have your say below! 

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