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Flores shock contender to become Everton boss

Watford manager could move to Goodison Park this summer

Quique Sanchez Flores has been identified as a shock contender to become the next Everton manager, with Roberto Martinez likely to leave Goodison Park this summer.

Everton have failed to deliver the performances or the results they have wanted on a consistent basis this campaign, while a large number of fans have lost belief in Martinez.

They currently sit 12th in the table, on 44 points, just ten points above the relegation zone, while the club had expected to achieve more with the talented group of players that they have at their disposal.

Meanwhile Flores may be replaced this summer by Rayo Vallecano coach Paco Jemez, which would allow the 51-year-old to take over from fellow Spaniard, Martinez, in the Everton dugout.

Flores isn’t the only shock contender for the job, with Germany coach Joachim Low and Southampton boss Ronald Koeman – who is to hold talks with the Saints this week, about the club’s plans for next season – on the list to take over from Martinez.

Farhad Moshiri took over as the new majority shareholder at Everton in March, and is keen to consider the Watford boss, despite his job being under threat at Vicarage Road.

Reports in Spain suggest Everton have already made contact with Flores’ representatives, in a bid to interest the former Spain international to move to Merseyside.

And it could be a boost for the Spaniard to be in line to stay in the Premier League, with the Toffees prepared to give him a second chance, managing in England.