The Spaniard has been out of work since being sacked by Everton in May, following a desperately disappointing season which saw the Toffees finish eleventh in the Premier League.
He replaces Marc Wilmots, who was given the boot following Belgium’s Euro 2016 exit to Wales in the quarter-finals of the competition, and he was always accused of failing to properly extract the talent from a star-studded side.
Two quarter-final exits at two consecutive major tournaments wasn’t enough to save Wilmots’ job, but is Martinez anything of an upgrade?
He may have won the FA Cup during his time at Wigan, but he was also relegated with them, and his Everton side were pretty naive in defence last season.
A lot of people are scratching their heads tonight:
someone said roberto martinez proved he was a gd coach at wigan
he got them relegated
they were stable b4 him
— Tom (@KanelsAbel) August 3, 2016
Roberto Martinez landing the Belgium job. Did not see that one coming.
— Zak Caldwell (@ZakCaldwell) August 3, 2016
Roberto Martinez s agent is brilliant ?????? https://t.co/ohexRvI2T0
— Jay (@Jay201k) August 3, 2016
Roberto Martinez must have the best agent in the world…
If there was relegation from Internationals, I'd put money on Belgium & England!!
— James A.H Cook (@MrCookKnowsBest) August 3, 2016
How does Roberto Martinez keep getting better jobs… Blokes robbing a living!!
— Luke Costello (@costello1123) August 3, 2016
Roberto Martinez appointed Belgium head coach. In other news, Kevin Mirallas announces retirement from international football.
— Alec O'Brien (@al_ob) August 3, 2016
Roberto Martinez new Belgium manager? ???
— G R (@GrahamRussell_) August 3, 2016
Absolute blinder from Roberto Martinez. Wasn't getting a decent club job after Everton.
— Sean Lowson (@Highdaughter) August 3, 2016
Didn't see that one coming. #RobertoMartinez
— Martin Vose (@mv4747) August 3, 2016
The idea of Roberto Martinez managing Hazard, Michy and Courtois is terrifying.
— Heart of Blue (@ABKsays) August 3, 2016
When you find out Roberto Martinez is the new Belgium manager. pic.twitter.com/lrOt0ygl0N
— Elmer Warren (@ElmerWarrensf) August 3, 2016
— Bottletop Comedy (@BottleTopComedy) August 3, 2016
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