Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 5/28/13
Everton are set to meet with Roberto Martinez in the next 48 hours to discuss the vacant managerial position at Goodison Park, according to Sky sources. Martinez is a short-priced favourite with bookmakers to succeed David Moyes as Everton boss, although the Merseyside club are also considering two other remaining candidates. The Spaniard has decided to leave Wigan and has been given permission to speak to the Toffees by Latics chairman Dave Whelan. Martinez told Whelan at a meeting on Tuesday that he wanted to move on after four years at the helm. Whelan will not stand in the way of the 39-year-old, who led Wigan to a memorable 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the FA Cup final before they were relegated from the Premier League, but he will demand a reported ?2million in compensation. "Roberto wants to move on and I have got to accept it," said Whelan. "Everton rang me and I said they have permission to talk to him. I would never stop Roberto talking to football clubs. "We...
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