It’s quite an odd thing to cheer someone losing their job, though that’s the nature of football and the Transfer Tavern is no different to that.
The Everton fans in this afternoon are dancing in delight and sinking pints aplenty following reports from Sky Sports that Roberto Martinez has been sacked as the club’s manager.
It’s been a hugely frustrating campaign for the Toffees, who boast an exceptionally gifted young side, though have been unable to finish even in the top half.
Two heavy defeats to Leicester City and Sunderland in a week look to have sealed the Spaniard’s fate, though fan frustration had been mounting for some time now.
In the 1-1 draw with Southampton last month, stewards had to restrain a fan who rushed onto the pitch and headed for the former Wigan boss’ direction.
He arrived as David Moyes’ successor in 2013 and enjoyed a wonderful first season in charge, leading them to a record high points total of 72 and fifth in the league.
Since then however, he has been unable to match the Scotsman’s league positions despite big investment, including the £28m purchase of Romelu Lukaku.
Interestingly, Frank De Boer left his role in charge of Ajax today amid links with a move to Goodison Park.
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