Who Could Replace Roberto Martinez as Everton Manager?

Roberto Martinez
Roberto Martinez during Everton's goalless draw with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, London on April 13. The manager's tenure at Everton is believed to be coming to an end. Bryn Lennon/Getty

It seems only a matter of time before Roberto Martinez is pushed out of the exit door at Goodison Park.

Without a win in the Premier League since March 1 and seeing Everton slip to 11th in table, as well as crashing out of the FA Cup to Manchester United, the pressure is mounting on manager Martinez.

The Everton board, it has been reported, will meet in the coming days to discuss the Spaniard's position.

Here, Newsweek looks at potential candidates who could replace Martinez:

Frank de Boer

Securing four consecutive titles for Ajax between 2011 and 2014, the Dutchman has been on the radar of numerous Premier League outfits. Tottenham were believed to be pursuing De Boer before securing the services of Mauricio Pochettino, and now Swansea have also been linked to the 45-year-old.

As Everton seek a similar style of play as De Boer has delivered in the Eredivisie, he is certainly a candidate for the job. The competitive nature of the Premier League compared to the Dutch first division, however, may take some getting used to.

Eddie Howe

Working on a tight budget has been the approach for many years at Goodison. Having worked miracles at Bournemouth, guiding the club from League One to the Premier League in three seasons, has seen Howe mentioned as a future England manager.

With an attractive but effective style, Everton may be the perfect step up for the young Englishman. But the pressure that accompanies expectations at the Merseyside club is not something Howe would have experienced before.

Brendan Rodgers

A former Liverpool manager? Surely not.

Brendan Rodgers has remained out of work since Everton's fierce rivals sacked him almost seven months ago, waiting for the perfect opportunity to jump back into the industry.

His departure from Anfield was a blot on an impressive career built at Swansea City, so the Northern Irishman will be wise to pick his next job carefully.

The Everton board would surely be tempted as Rodgers is another manager who has proven his ability to deliver aesthetically pleasing football with results, as shown when Liverpool came so close to clinching the Premier League title in 2014.

David Moyes

Could they really go back to the future?

In the past three years, Moyes has experienced Champions League football with Manchester United and tasted La Liga while coaching Real Sociedad.

It may not have been the plan when the former Everton manager left Goodison Park in 2013 after 11 years at the club, but his latest experiences in the game will have added to his qualities greatly.

Everton overachieved under Moyes. Moyes thrived at Everton. Why ever not?