Roberto Martinez was sacked as Everton manager earlier today – and now a serious amount of supporters seem to reckon he could be on his way to Celtic.
The Spaniard was relieved of his duties at Goodison Park on Thursday afternoon, following two underwhelming seasons.
It appears Wednesday night’s 3-0 defeat at lowly Sunderland was a step too far from the Toffees’ power brokers, who swiftly gave the former Wigan manager his marching orders.
But with Celtic currently searching for a proven coach to take over from the outgoing Ronny Deila, some fans have put two and two together and seem to have worked out that Martinez could be just the man for the job.
Martinez – a former Motherwell player – was linked with Celtic during his time as Swansea City manager, with the Hoops reportedly interested in taking him to Parkhead before appointing Neil Lennon in 2010.
It never happened back then, but it looks like a fair few people think there’s a chance it could happen now:
Celtic should offer roberto martinez the managers job tomorrow!!
— MoveFreely Therapy (@move_freely) May 12, 2016
Celtic wanted Roberto Martinez after Wigan, if I recall properly. Used to play in Scotland, too. 2+2=5
— John M O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) May 12, 2016
Roberto Martinez at Celtic could be something special
— HJ (@HxrryJxmes) May 12, 2016
Ok, Roberto Martinez for #Celtic please.
— Neymair (@RafaelMac7) May 12, 2016
Roberto Martinez now 25/1 from 66/1 for the Celtic position, the Hoops did look at him in 2009, could be a new contender in the betting ring
— David Macdonald (@LadsDavid) May 12, 2016
What's the bets we will now be strongly linked with roberto martinez, the yes man #celtic
— Danny Walker (@Danny3Walker) May 12, 2016
So Roberto Martinez was sacked 4 hours ago. I take it he will be tomorrow's favourite for the Celtic job in redtops…
— Muir McDonald (@muirmc) May 12, 2016
Roberto Martinez to #Celtic.
— P the T (@PtheT) May 12, 2016
Celtic fans – would Martinez make a good Celtic manager?