FA Cup defeat to Man Utd could be curtains for Everton boss Roberto Martinezby Jack Kitson / 21 April 2016, 11:49Tweet
Impugning banners in the stands, a disgusted supporter storming towards the technical area, under-performing players, and a shambolic showing in the Merseyside derby...it's safe to say that Everton manager Roberto Martinez has not enjoyed the best of months....and it could get worse.
There's no two ways about it, Saturday's FA Cup clash against an in-form Man Utd is do or die for the under-fire Martinez. A victory would keep alive his hopes of becoming the first Toffees boss in 21 years to hoist a trophy, while a defeat would leave him in deep, deep trouble.
Just under two years ago Martinez was lapping up the applause, having been praised as one of the best young managers in Europe following a 5th place finish in his opening campaign at Everton. Few would have envisioned such a meagre showing over the following two campaigns, but while Everton aren't historically a sacking club, this could very well change in the summer.
Great result for Lfc should've been 6 could've been 8. EFC woeful, as bad a performance I've ever seen in a Merseyside Derby game.— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) April 20, 2016
This is how bad things are for Everton: My mate who supports Aston Villa has messaged me to ask if I'm ok. #EFC— Ell Bretland (@EllBretland) April 21, 2016