“We are a big club with big expectations ”
Frustration with Martinez has been growing in recent weeks at board level as well as in the stands.
New investor Farhad Moshiri made his feelings clear in a meeting with Martinez and chairman Bill Kenwright after the goalless draw with Crystal Palace on April 13.
While the axe might come sooner, Martinez could survive until the end of the season with his exit being held up in part due to contractual issues.
But the former Wigan boss sounded like a man who knew his time was up after the defeat at Wembley.
Asked if he was fighting for his future, Martinez said: “We are a big club. You don’t expect it any other way.