Martinez unconcerned by speculation

Everton boss Roberto Martinez insists he is not concerned about speculation regarding his future at Goodison Park.

Everton: Martinez unconcerned by speculation Everton: Martinez unconcerned by speculation

The Toffees have endured an underwhelming campaign this season, as they are currently languishing in the bottom half of the Premier League table while they were eliminated from both domestic cup competitions at the semi-final stage.

Martinez has been the subject of criticism from a number of Everton supporters during the campaign, with speculation gathering pace that he could leave the club at the end of the season.

The Spaniard, however, has dismissed any suggestions that his job is under threat and insists he is in a stronger position now than he was when he originally joined the Toffees from Wigan in the summer of 2013.

He said: “I know what I want for our football club, that is not going to change. I knew from the first day it wasn’t going to be straightforward and easy, but after three seasons now I am in a stronger position than I was the first day I arrived.”

The 42-year-old did go on to concede that results have not been at the required standard this season and he takes full responsibility for the team’s lacklustre campaign.

He added: “When you are Everton manager, you are in a position where you have to take responsibility and I do that for our performances and results.”

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