Martinez sacked by Everton

Roberto Martinez
Roberto Martinez

Former Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez has left Everton in the wake of Wednesday night’s 3-0 defeat at Sunderland, the club have confirmed.

The 42-year-old, who replaced David Moyes as manager in 2013, after leading Latics to an historic FA Cup victory, had faced mounting calls for his departure after a run of just one win in their last 10 games.

And Everton announced on their official Twitter feed: “Everton Football Club regrets to announce that Roberto Martinez has left his position as First Team Manager with immediate effect.”