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Martinez eager to speak to Phil Neville over potential Everton coaching role

Newly appointed Everton boss Roberto Martinez is eager to speak to Phil Neville to discuss a potential coaching role at the club.

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The 36-year-old announced his retirement from playing earlier this month after successful spells at both Manchester United and Everton.

But, as revealed by Goal, Martinez's plans could be scuppered by former Toffees boss David Moyes, who hopes to lure Neville to Old Trafford to become part of the club’s new-look coaching structure.

However, Martinez remains keen to speak to the ex-England international as he looks to put his own coaching team in place for the start of the new season.

He told evertontv: "I think Phil Neville is an Everton icon and I think he can bring a lot into his time as a coach.
"I really want to speak with him and see how he feels about his future."

Neville joined the Toffess back in 2005 and become the club’s captain in 2007, scoring five goals in 303 appearances for the Goodison Park outfit.