Martinez was dismissed as the Blues' manager in May following a second season of under-achievement and was replaced by Ronald Koeman.
The Catalan provided studio analysis for ESPN at the European Championships and was interviewed by Anderlecht before being linked with the vacancy at Hull City.
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1 Posted 03/08/2016 at 21:15:11
2 Posted 03/08/2016 at 21:18:44
3 Posted 03/08/2016 at 21:18:46
4 Posted 03/08/2016 at 21:20:25
5 Posted 03/08/2016 at 21:20:36
Waiting for Mirallas and Lukaku to announce their international retirement after this appointment.
6 Posted 03/08/2016 at 21:20:50
7 Posted 03/08/2016 at 21:21:20
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Sorry, but that's hilarious. How can such an incompetent mug land on his feet like that. I give it 12 months before the Golden Generation stop playing for him
8 Posted 03/08/2016 at 21:25:58
9 Posted 03/08/2016 at 21:26:29
10 Posted 03/08/2016 at 21:28:41
11 Posted 03/08/2016 at 21:28:46
12 Posted 03/08/2016 at 21:29:11
He'll probably win the world cup, now.
13 Posted 03/08/2016 at 21:33:20
14 Posted 03/08/2016 at 21:34:07
15 Posted 03/08/2016 at 21:35:07
16 Posted 03/08/2016 at 21:48:22
What is Flemish for charlatan? Charlatan maybe...
18 Posted 03/08/2016 at 21:56:51
19 Posted 03/08/2016 at 21:59:50
20 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:00:55
21 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:01:35
22 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:02:24
23 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:05:12
24 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:05:23
25 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:06:17
26 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:07:05
27 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:07:52
Lukaku reaction lol
28 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:07:58
29 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:08:09
30 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:08:59
31 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:11:36
32 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:12:04
33 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:12:09
Still, those Belgians are insane ( this is quote from some old cartoon).
34 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:12:42
35 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:14:04
I know the ale is strong in Belgium, but the Belgium FA must have been on it since Sunday afternoon to appoint Martinez?
Do you think they'll wake up in the morning with a massive hangover and totally have forgotten what they have done?
36 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:17:36
My favourite is Kastell - 13% for small bottle, I could tell you some stories.
It makes Stella (the British "Wife Beater" as it is known) look and feel like a little girls drink.
I didn't Martinez ever managing top level again, unless he took over a club in the Championship and got them promoted.
37 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:17:56
Martinez, I predict will do well with Belgium because international football is just like knock out cup football.
This could be a shrewd move !
38 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:18:12
39 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:20:09
40 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:20:40
41 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:22:29
No idea but they speak French as well and that would translate into "Sans Peur"
42 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:25:21
43 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:26:23
44 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:27:26
45 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:27:32
46 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:28:45
47 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:28:57
48 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:31:04
49 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:38:00
50 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:40:11
Fair do's to him. To get the Belgium job with his track record takes a monumental level of blagging.
51 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:41:30
52 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:45:15
This guy is world class at bullshitting in interviews.
53 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:46:20
I assume the same consultants who came up with this conducted the interview process.
In years to come, learned papers will be written on how the beautiful game ate itself, and surely Sr Martinez, and his ability to earn a fortune whilst being totally inept, will be the classic case study.
54 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:46:53
Bobby #50 - I reckon Martinez turned-up for his midday interview and was still talking at midnight. The white flag went up and he got the job. There will be a picture in the Belgium tabloids tomorrow of the Director of the Belgium FA drinking himself into oblivion post interview.
55 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:54:01
56 Posted 03/08/2016 at 22:58:20
Obviously the Bobby Bullshit meter must have been on overload come interview time.
Nice bloke and I sincerely wish him well, he can write a CV but cannot organise a team.
57 Posted 03/08/2016 at 23:04:17
So they chose Clouseau.
58 Posted 03/08/2016 at 23:04:51
59 Posted 03/08/2016 at 23:05:22
Poor bugger must be wondering what he's done.
60 Posted 03/08/2016 at 23:08:56
61 Posted 03/08/2016 at 23:10:09
62 Posted 03/08/2016 at 23:16:54
Speachless absolutely dumbfounded.
Football never ceases to amaze me.
63 Posted 03/08/2016 at 23:17:57
64 Posted 03/08/2016 at 23:31:45
65 Posted 03/08/2016 at 00:01:05
66 Posted 03/08/2016 at 00:04:27
67 Posted 03/08/2016 at 00:09:24
I would have loved to be a fly on the wall at Belgian/Martinez interview. What spin could he possibly put on his Everton "project", to sell himself to anyone, let alone a national association?
68 Posted 03/08/2016 at 00:17:53
69 Posted 04/08/2016 at 00:33:22
Now about that appointment ..unfookingbelievable.
70 Posted 04/08/2016 at 00:54:59
71 Posted 04/08/2016 at 01:22:58
The fella is a footy fraud and has a Masters degrees in delusion and bull crap. Uncanny but may be fitting and will earn more bad crap from Rom, who won't be going far. May be a life lesson for him?
Hoping and praying, as ever, for a good start and some luck, as I sense like many we are in for an interesting season. Goalkeeper at this stage looks like a Stekelenburg; we must get some winning no nonsense CDs who can play and defend.
If Stones stays, I'd make him Captain and build the team around him. Ronald Koeman has done it and will be a far better coach, than Bobby Martinez, and will I hope instill some basic beliefs back in our weary and afflicted squad. We live in hope, "What's Our Name?"
72 Posted 04/08/2016 at 01:26:31
Crazy as it sounds... it just might work!
73 Posted 04/08/2016 at 01:26:34
I bet this has been said during the interview.
But I still can't believe this!
74 Posted 04/08/2016 at 01:49:13
75 Posted 04/08/2016 at 01:53:49
The ex Porto manager stunk at Chelsea, so got paid a fortune to leave. Then he became employed by Spurs, only for the same thing to happen to him there. Next was mega rich Russian giants Zenith.
I cant get my head around how these guys do it.
They must be mind benders or something.
76 Posted 04/08/2016 at 02:07:41
77 Posted 04/08/2016 at 02:14:35
The players will be in fits of laughter that their FA could have been mugged by this conman.
78 Posted 04/08/2016 at 03:26:04
There's only one word to describe this appointment - Phenomenal. Can also be used to describe his agent who is doing a... phenomenal job!
You've got give the guy some credit. How the hell does he do it?
79 Posted 04/08/2016 at 03:33:51
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82 Posted 04/08/2016 at 05:25:15
83 Posted 04/08/2016 at 06:43:37
84 Posted 04/08/2016 at 06:44:53
85 Posted 04/08/2016 at 07:51:14
86 Posted 04/08/2016 at 08:00:00
Good job I don't give a toss about Belgium otherwise I would be really pissed about this news.
87 Posted 04/08/2016 at 08:01:44
88 Posted 04/08/2016 at 08:26:01
If Rom & Kev were giggling at his expense they should take some responsibility for some of their own shortcomings, neither of them are bather in glory.
Btw Roberto has always been King of the Blag Artists it's not his fault people are gullible.,
89 Posted 04/08/2016 at 08:26:04
90 Posted 04/08/2016 at 08:28:00
91 Posted 04/08/2016 at 08:37:54
92 Posted 04/08/2016 at 10:22:35
93 Posted 04/08/2016 at 10:38:20
94 Posted 04/08/2016 at 10:54:12
I would rather be thankful for some of the players he brought to the club(Lukaku,Delefeo,Funes Mori,McCarhty) and also for his first season where most seasons we would have qualified for the CL.
But at least he can say he got us our highest points total in a season and that season we played some outstanding football, certainly some of the best in my 20 years of being an Evertonian.
It all went wrong last season, but he did some good for us in his three years. he certainly shouldn't be remembered in the same vain as Mike Walker.
95 Posted 04/08/2016 at 11:07:40
Football isn't black and white.
Last season was terrible for Evertonians and the season before wasn't much better.
Martinez had got (us) into a rut he appeared unable to get (us) out of.
He had his 'philosophy' and (obviously) believed changing it wouldn't lead anywhere - he appeared to believe 'stick with it and things will change.'
We now know how that worked out.
However to say it never worked for him, or never could, not strictly true.
It'll take a very good Everton side/manager to top his first season points total and he does have a major trophy win to his name.
Plus imagine how low Ranieri's standing (in 'the game') was after his Greece side were beaten by The Faroe Islands.
Imagine all the different ways that were used to express how shite he was...before he went on to win the PL.
Things can (and do) change for managers.
His teams, substitutions, results etc last season drove me up the wall and in the end I believed he absolutely had to go, but personally I see Moyes' 11 seasons as having been a much bigger waste of (my) time than Martinez' 3.
(possibly with less thrills).
96 Posted 04/08/2016 at 11:38:16
Wait till Koeman loses a few matches, he'll be shite and clueless in no time.
His appointment will be pleasing 'hulk' Lukaku, he he.
The big pudding will be required to control and pass, two thing he aint good at.
97 Posted 04/08/2016 at 12:08:04
This appointment reeks of a Robert California-esque bender (for any US Office fans). "Last night I enjoyed some Australian reds and... how to put this... some Colombian whites."
98 Posted 04/08/2016 at 12:41:27
Amazing appointment though and a clear example of how being a top bullshitter gets you a lot further and quicker in life than actually being good at the thing you're bullshitting about. So many better candidates out there, almost lost for words.
Would love to be at the first training session to see the reaction of the likes of Hazard, Kompany and De Bruyne as Martinez explains to them how the game should be played...
99 Posted 04/08/2016 at 12:51:34
100 Posted 04/08/2016 at 12:56:31
101 Posted 04/08/2016 at 13:07:32
102 Posted 04/08/2016 at 13:48:08
What did he achieve?
Stability? School of Science football? A trophy? A top 4 place?
No - he largely took us backwards despite a solid base to build from and financial backing from the club.
We now appear to have a rebuilding job on our hands.
He made a fortune out of us with what - to me- appeared to be low levels of competence in managing EFC.
He lacked the class or decency to resign despite some of the yuletide and derby day horror shows and despite breaking so many unwanted records (Swansea beating us etc.)
He talked utter crap and was an embarrassment.
In my opinion, RM was a backward step in our history, more Hall of Shame than Hall of Fame. Seeing the back of him was a day of celebration for me. He was a mistake that took too long to correct.
Do I hope he fails? Do I wish him well?
Couldn't care less what he does from here on in - as long as it's nowhere near our club.
Time to move on to our new era now he's thankfully off the payroll.
103 Posted 04/08/2016 at 14:03:42
104 Posted 04/08/2016 at 14:24:11
106 Posted 04/08/2016 at 16:05:51
“We will always work to be on the ball and be an attacking team, but you have to be able to defend. We want to play attractive football but we have to win.”
No which part of that statement doesn't fit with his record in management.
He would get an award for the best blagger going though.
107 Posted 04/08/2016 at 16:54:45
How the fuck he managed to get an international job astounds me. I actually feel sorry for the Belgium players. In all my years of going to the game I have never felt so dispirited at going to the game, and that includes the 70s and 90s. He is useless and I have absolutely have nothing positive to say about the man. Harsh maybe but after what he put me through during his tender he deserves all the criticism that is levelled at him.
108 Posted 04/08/2016 at 17:07:34
110 Posted 04/08/2016 at 18:20:32
'Belgian players have the world at their feet'
'I will make Lukaku into a world class talent'
'I've always been intrigued by Belgium'
111 Posted 04/08/2016 at 18:23:51
112 Posted 04/08/2016 at 18:27:19
113 Posted 04/08/2016 at 19:29:12
Oh...And we might be surprised by Belgium under RM.
114 Posted 04/08/2016 at 19:58:41
115 Posted 04/08/2016 at 21:37:57
116 Posted 04/08/2016 at 21:41:08
Oh my, my, my, Belgium this is a case of words speak louder than actions!
117 Posted 04/08/2016 at 22:32:09
However, I'd just like to say that I'm still absolutely mind fucked by this news.
118 Posted 04/08/2016 at 22:58:06
119 Posted 04/08/2016 at 23:49:07
Belgium had Marc Wilmots on €650,000 a year, they wanted someone of a higher stature to take over from him and so they spoke to Luis Van Gaal.
After speaking to him they realised they couldn't afford anyone in that league, therefore Martinez was about as high up the ladder of managers that they could afford.
His wage is expected to be €1m a year which isn't much for a manager.
120 Posted 05/08/2016 at 04:34:07
121 Posted 05/08/2016 at 05:46:26
122 Posted 05/08/2016 at 06:12:28
Don't say that.
You know they'll both get injured on international duty and miss the rest of the season for us.
123 Posted 05/08/2016 at 07:09:01
124 Posted 06/08/2016 at 02:20:39
125 Posted 07/08/2016 at 13:18:34
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