Everton have agreed compensation with Wigan and Martinez could be the Toffees new boss tomorrow.
Robert Martinez is set to be named Everton’s new manager tomorrow after the club agreed compensation with Wigan.
BBC Sport understands that Martinez was always Everton’s first choice to replace David Moyes and will now take up the hot seat at Goodison Park.
Wigan Chairman Dave Whelan told BBC Sport, “Bill Kenwright [Everton chairman] and myself have agreed a deal.”
Everton have been looking for a new manager since David Moyes agreed to take over at Manchester United following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.
Former Schalke boss Ralf Rangnick was in the running for the Everton job as was Porto boss Vitor Periera but it now looks like Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has chosen Martinez as his man.
Martinez has been at Wigan since 2009 when he left Swansea.
The Spaniard took the club to the FA Cup final this year where they beat hot favourites Manchester City 1-0, winning the competition for the first time in Wigan’s history.
However, Wigan suffered relegation just a few days after their FA Cup final success and since then Martinez had announced that he would be leaving Wigan at the end of the season.
Spaniard has been highly sought after during his time at Wigan, with Aston Villa coming close to appointing him last year.