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Is Roberto Martinez really in contention for the England job?

The Everton manager is allegedly among a clutch of 'home grown' candidates to succeed Roy Hodgson.

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The FA are reportedly considering Everton manager Roberto Martinez as a potential candidate to succeed Roy Hodgson as England manager.

The Daily Telegraph are reporting that a succession plan is being put in place with Hodgson's contract due to expire after next year's European Championships, with his future dependent on England's performance in France.

Should Hodgson leave then FA are keen on a 'home grown' replacement, not necessarily an Englishman, but someone who is familiar with the English game.

Martinez spent much of his playing career in the UK after joining Wigan in 1995 before later managing the Latics as well as Swansea and now, of course, Everton.

Arsene Wenger is a target but is widely expected to turn down any approach. Brendan Rodgers and David Moyes are also believed to be in consideration, pretty hilarious given they have been sacked by Liverpool and Manchester United respectively in recent years.

So is Martinez a serious contender? His obvious lack of top European football experience counts against him, with Everton's run in the Europa League his only experience of managing on the continent. The 2013 FA Cup is also the only major silverware he is won as a manager, with relegation infamously following a few weeks later.

The Telegraph's highly speculative article is also not really strong enough to base a solid opinion on either. He is perhaps the type of manager the FA would look for, but for me he simply does not have a strong enough CV to succeed Hodgson should he leave the job next year.

Admittedly it isn't a particularly strong field, which makes me think the FA may stick with Hodgson for a few more years, giving Martinez, Rodgers, Moyes et al a few more seasons to garner the requisite top level experience.