Everton have axed boss Roberto Martinez after a dreadfully disappointing season.
Everton’s dreadful run of form in the league continued at Sunderland on Wednesday night, where they lost 3-0, making it just one win in their last 10 games.
There have been demonstrations by fans at matches and further protests were said to be being planned by supporters ahead of the end of season awards dinner on Thursday night.
A run to both the Capital One Cup and FA Cup semi-finals has not been able to lift the mood at the club and, despite having three years left on his present deal, the club have axed the Catalan.
He was appointed as David Moyes’ successor in June 2013 and guided Everton to their best Premier League points tally of 72 but their last two seasons have been a comparative failure.
Former Ajax coach Frank de Boer, who left his position on Thursday, is the early frontrunner to replace Martinez, with Manuel Pellegrini and even David Moyes rumoured to be amongst the favourites.