This guff don’t know what it’s like to be loved

Following the dismissal of Rafa Benítez from Everton in the wake of their defeat at the hands of Norwich City on Saturday, his compatriot Roberto Martínez is being tipped for a return to Goodison Park, despite being unceremoniously shown the door by Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri in 2016.

Currently in charge of Belgium and with a World Cup looming on the horizon, it remains unclear why Martinez would be willing to swap the job of managing genuine contenders for sifting through the pile of smouldering rubble Rafa has left behind him at Goodison Park but the Mirror reports that Everton have already opened talks with the Belgiam FA in a bid to buy their target out of his contract.

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