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Football: Everton chairman confirms approach for ex-Wigan boss Martinez

Published on May 29, 2013 11:40 PM

LONDON (AFP) - Everton chairman Bill Kenwright on Wednesday confirmed that he intends to speak to outgoing Wigan Athletic coach Roberto Martinez about the managerial vacancy at Goodison Park.

Wigan revealed on Tuesday that they had accepted Martinez's request to leave the English football club and he was quickly installed as the favourite to succeed David Moyes, who is leaving Everton after 11 years to take over from Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager.

However, although Kenwright confirmed that he intends to meet Martinez, he said the 39-year-old was one of several candidates that Everton were considering for their managerial position.

"I will meet Roberto in the next 48 hours. He is on the list, as I have always said," Kenwright told Sky Sports News.

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