Everton have parted company with manager Roberto Martinez today, the club have announced.
The Spaniard arrived at Goodison Park in 2013, but has been dismissed from his position following a poor end to the season which has left the club languishing in 12th place in the standings.
His final match in charge saw Everton succumb to a 3-0 loss away to Sunderland on Wednesday, who secured their Premier League status with the win, handing the Toffees their third successive away defeat in the league.
The club tweeted on Thursday: “Everton Football Club regrets to announce that Roberto Martinez has left his position as First Team Manager with immediate effect.”
Martinez arrived at Goodison Park on a four-year deal in 2013 to much expectation after he led former side, Wigan Athletic, to the FA Cup trophy although he could not keep them in the Premier League.