Phenomenal: Martinez named new Belgium coach

Date published: Wednesday 3rd August 2016 9:54

Roberto Martinez Everton

Former Everton boss Roberto Martinez has been appointed as Belgium’s new manager.

Martinez’s appointment was announced on the official Twitter account of the Belgian Football Association on Wednesday night.

The 43-year-old Spaniard has been out of work since he was sacked by Everton in May after three years at Goodison Park.

Martinez succeeds Marc Wilmots who spent four years in charge of Belgium before losing his job after Euro 2016.

Wilmots steered the Red Devils to the top of the FIFA world rankings and they still currently hold second position.

Belgium reached the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup before losing to Argentina and they were among the favourites to become European champions this summer.

But they suffered a surprise 3-1 defeat to Wales in the last eight and Wilmots left his role within two weeks of that defeat.

For clarification, this is the same Roberto Martinez who failed completely at Everton over the last two years. He proved himself incapable of organising a defence, and continuously buried his head in the sand. And this guy has landed the job in charge of one of the best national teams in world football.

Someone give Martinez’s PR team a raise. Phenomenal work.

And, if you wanted to know how Romelu Lukaku took the news, watch on:

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