David Unsworth is in caretaker charge of Everton
Monday, November 6, 2017
Majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri spoke of his desire to win silverware and reach the Champions League on the eve of the new campaign – but things have not yet gone to plan.
Koeman was axed last month after the Toffees fell into the relegation zone and they have since been dumped out of the Europa League and the Carabao Cup with David Unsworth in caretaker charge.
They secured a much-needed victory over Watford in the Premier League on Sunday and Moshiri is giving serious consideration to handing Unsworth the reins on a full-time basis.
But Martinez, who bossed Everton between 2013 and 2016, says his old club will require a seasoned boss to revive hopes of silverware and European qualification this term.
Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the Spaniard said: “This season has been extra challenging because of the European qualification and then you have new players coming in. It has been impossible to get consistency.
“The win yesterday was a real turning point in the season – to get out of the relegation zone going into the international break almost gives you a new start.
“If the goal now for the manager arriving at Everton is to win silverware or try to get as close to Europe, you need experience. There is no two ways about it.
“The Premier League is such a demanding league, you have to have some sort of experience.
“If the goal is to give stability and build the squad and try to work with young players, try to make good decisions and try to have a well-balanced squad going forward, you don’t need that experience. It depends on the goal or the objectives of the job.”
Martinez also spoke about his experience managing Belgium and managing expectations ahead of next summer's World Cup, with his star-studded side among the tournament favourites – Listen to the interview IN FULL above!