Everton had been hoping to reach the end of the season without making a change, but supporter unrest has intensified in recent weeks while performance levels have dipped.
After announcing Martinez’s dismissal, Everton postponed their annual awards evening which had been scheduled to take place at St George’s Hall in Liverpool tonight. The onus now falls on Moshiri, who bought a 49.9 per cent stake in Everton in February, to usher in a new dawn and try to deliver Koeman.
Meanwhile, De Boer, who won four league titles in six seasons at Ajax, has said a year out of management could be an option for him.
But twin brother Ronald said : “Frank is interested in the Everton job, but it’s not up to him to make the move. That’s up to the club. In my eyes he’s the right man for that job.