ROBERTO MARTINEZ’s Belgium returns to fight Morocco TODAY – and he’s hoping to lead his side to qualifying for the last 16.
The Spaniard led the long-running Red Devils to a World Cup semi-final in Russia in 2018.
Martinez worked alongside Belgium international Romelu Lukaku during his time at Everton
But Martinez’s managerial career has not always been smooth sailing as he was sacked by Premier League club Everton.
When was Martinez sacked by Everton?
The Spaniard was fired by the Toffees in May 2016 with just one game left to play.
While he had guided Everton to fifth place in his debut season at Goodison Park and to two semi-finals in his senior year, fans were urging the board to sack him.
The 49-year-old Spaniard left the club in 12th place in another disappointing season.
Martinez has also managed Swansea City and Wigan Athletic in the Premier League.
When did Martinez join Belgium?
Just three months after being sacked by Everton, Martinez had another job as Belgium head coach.
He brought along his longtime assistant and friend Graeme Jones to work with former World Cup winner Thierry Henry.
He lost his first game as manager in Brussels against Spain.
Since then, Belgium have emerged as one of the most exciting sides in international football, finishing third at the most recent World Cup, including two wins over England.
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