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Martinez excited about Everton return; wants Henry as No2

An Everton return for Belgium coach Roberto Martinez is stalling.

Everton are seeking a new manager after Sunday's dismissal of Rafa Benitez.

The Daily Mail says Martinez, the Belgium head coach, was under consideration on Sunday night to return to Goodison Park, six years after he was axed by Moshiri. The Catalan is eager to have another opportunity to work in the Premier League and would love to go back to Merseyside.

His intention would be to have Arsenal legend Thierry Henry as his assistant — but Everton have not been able to reach an agreement for Martinez, whose contract with the Belgian FA has a £2million release clause.

Everton are adamant that a thorough process is underway and they are examining the credentials of a number of other targets. Names linked to the post so far include Wayne Rooney, whose affinity with the club would make any move difficult to turn down, and former Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac.


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