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Martinez admits Everton frustration

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez feels he has “unfinished business" with Everton.

Martinez was sacked by Everton in May 2016, despite having three years remaining on his contract.

“I loved my time at Everton. I only have great memories, we finished with 72 points," the now-Belgium boss told Goals on Sunday.

“We were in Europe, we were in two semi-finals of the domestic cups, we invested heavily with the young players and you see how John Stones, Ross Barkley and Gerard Deulofeu, Romelu Lukaku.

“And you only have treasured memories of Goodison Park...the fans and we had great times. For me it has always been unfinished business. I always felt the plan that we had in place...maybe needed another three or four years.

“Maybe our plan was a little bit different. It was trying to get silverware and then build on that success rather than to compete in an impossible way to finish in the top four with the different demands.

“But that is football. A manager should never be concerned about his future, as it is not in your hands.

“We treasure the time at Everton."


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