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Everton: Fans rubbish comments made by former boss Roberto Martinez

Everton: Fans rubbish comments made by former boss Roberto Martinez

Everton fans have been reacting to comments made by the former Everton manager Roberto Martinez after he said he had “unfinished business” during his tenure.

The Catalan, who is now the head coach of the Belgian national team, was sacked in May 2016 after just over three years at Goodison Park. He coached the Toffees through 143 games and accumulated an average points-per-match total of 1.56 since he moved to Everton from Wigan in 2013.

Martinez led the Blues to the semi-finals of the FA Cup and League Cup in his final season, as well as guiding the club to their highest ever points tally in the Premier League of 72, which saw them finish 5th in the standings.

Speaking to Goals on Sunday (via the Liverpool Echo), Martinez believed he should have been given more time at the club.

“I loved my time at Everton. I only have great memories, we finished with 72 points.

“We were in Europe, we were in two semi-finals of the domestic cups, we invested heavily with the young players and you see how John Stones, Ross Barkley and Gerard Deulofeu, Romelu Lukaku. You only have treasured memories of Goodison Park…the fans and we had great times.

“For me, it has always been unfinished business. I always felt the plan that we had in place…maybe needed another three or four years.

“Maybe our plan was a little bit different. It was trying to get silverware and then build on that success rather than to compete in an impossible way to finish in the top four with the different demands”.

Supporters have not forgiven him after some of the decisions that he made over the years.

Here you will find some of the best comments from Everton fans:

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