What The Papers Say - 25 May

by Adam Clark

The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton.

Speculation surrounding Everton's next manager continues in today's papers with the Daily Mail claiming the Blues will make an official approach for Wigan boss Roberto Martinez.

The paper say the 39-year-old Spaniard has moved ahead of his rivals for the job vacated by David Moyes.

Elsewhere, the Daily Mirror is one of various newspapers claiming Moyes will try to lure Everton coaching pair Jimmy Lumsden and Chris Woods to Manchester United.

The reports come after Moyes allowed Mike Phelan and Eric Steele, assistant boss and goalkeeping coach under Sir Alex Ferguson, to leave Old Trafford yesterday.

The Independent, Daily Telegraph and Guardian believe Moyes may also want to offer Blues assistant manager Steve Round a role at his new club, with the latter also linking United with a bid for midfielder Marouane Fellaini.

In the Liverpool Echo, Leon Osman speaks of his delight at signing a two-year contract extension, while the results of an online fan survey are also published.

In the same paper, Everton reporter Greg O'Keefee says the decision to sign up Osman was one final shrewd move by the outgoing Moyes.

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