Jones's departure part of backroom shake-up

by | 12/05/2016  75 Comments  [Jump to last]
Roberto Martinez's assistant Graeme Jones will be following his boss out of Everton along with other members of the Catalan's staff in a clear-out at Finch Farm, report the Liverpool Echo.

As Everton search for Martinez's successor, the now former manager's coaches Dennis Lawrence and Iñaki Bergara will also be leaving the club along with his chief scout Kevin Reeves.

Jones, Bergara and Reeves all came with Martinez from Wigan Athletic with Lawrence coming on board later.  


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Jim Bailey
1 Posted 12/05/2016 at 18:59:43
Great news.
Daniel Lawrence
3 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:01:46
Can you imagine if he'd been appointed Martinez's replacement....!!!?
James Stewart
4 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:02:08
Good, a complete fresh start. Never liked Jones.
Steve Barr
5 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:04:09
Part one completed. Now get rid of certain board members, Mr Kenwright and Elstone, some players, the PR and marketing team and pray we get the manager right.
John Louis Jones
6 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:05:12
Thanks god, Jones reminded me of a school yard bully.
John Keating
7 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:06:58
Excellent news.
The Club should immediately cancel all holidays for the wasters wearing - falsely - our shirt.
The only players allowed out should be those wasters picked for the Euros, and that should NOT include any of our England contingent.
Tomorrow morning they should bring in half a dozen ex PTIs from the Army and spend the close season getting our wasters fit !
We may not win any games next season but at least we'll be able to run about for more than 30 minutes !
Colin Glassar
8 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:08:17
BK and his lackey next please. BK's been here far too long.
Ste Traverse
9 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:08:26
Elstone, that Des Lynam lookalike Jon Woods plus most of all Kenwright, to follow Roberto's Wigan muppets out the door in a total clear out of bad, bad rubbish.
William Colman
10 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:11:38
It's not the players' fault, they have to play to the managers system. I don't think any of them liked it and neither did we. Onward Evertonians
Danny Broderick
11 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:13:49
This speaks volumes. There have been rumours of an 'us and them' situation at Finch Farm. Martinez and his staff against the players. I can only imagine the allegiance of Duncan, Unsie etc was to Everton, not Martinez, unlike the guys above. I'm glad they have gone. A clean sweep, and now we can start again. Starting Sunday - COYB!
James Byrne
12 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:14:37
Goodbye............don't come back!
Les Martin
13 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:14:45
Obviously this would happen as all coaching associates etc of the previous manager never stay in post.

Pleased there has been a clear out, and looks like it will be the same with the team too.
Andrew Laird
14 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:15:39
Who is going to put the cones out in the morning?
Daniel A Johnson
15 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:16:14
Graeme jones looked like a nasty spineless piece of work a bit like Archie Knox.
Steve Guy
16 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:17:26
And close the door on your way out......bunch of wasters
Ian Burns
17 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:20:48
Today the news just gets better and better - I've put the gin to one side and I've just broken out my best bottle of red! I will drink to an exciting tomorrow. Cheers all!
Steve Bell
18 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:25:04
Useless, waste of space, appalling, hangers on. Get back to the Beazer Homes league where you might get work although I doubt it.
John Crook
19 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:27:24
Nice to see the Wiganer's all given the boot. I take it Ferguson stays?? Or at least until the new set up decide if they want him?? I hope the club give s statement in more detail about who has stayed and who has been released. Not forgetting the several players (Namely Hibbert, Osman and Gibson) who are out on contract next month.
Alan Bodell
20 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:28:13
Who else saw Graeme Jones smiling on the bench last night in the first half ? ok, it was 0-0 at the time but ffs ? and yes I will say I want Ferguson gone too, he gave nothing in his role.
Lee Gorre
21 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:30:12
What about the physio Evans? Didn't he also come as part of the Wigan crew? With our injury record I hope he goes out of the door as well.
Craig Mills
22 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:31:10
Chief scout Kevin Reeves - if he had anything to do with the Niasse signing he should never work in football again
Ian McDowell
23 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:31:13
Great news, the whole inept bunch are going. How the hell Graeme Jones, Dennis Lawrence and Iñaki Vergara ever got a job ever got a job in the PL is beyond me.
Ian McDowell
24 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:31:18
Great news, the whole inept bunch are going. How the hell Graeme Jones, Dennis Lawrence and Iñaki Vergara ever got a job ever got a job in the PL is beyond me.
John Louis Jones
26 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:37:06
Did Barkley and Jones go toe to toe at half time last night?
Bob Cumiskey
27 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:37:25
Alan (20) support your comment on Ferguson 100%. He needs to go ASAP.

Brought nothing to the role and has been stealing a living off EFC in my opinion.
Daniel A Johnson
28 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:45:33
Jones laid into Barkley.

Had each other by the throat Dunc and Barry split them up so Ive been told

Frank Crewe
29 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:55:26
Looks like the club is finally having a long overdue Wiganectomy.
Gavin Johnson
30 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:57:16
They were a big part of the problem. If we had retained someone like Weir, Stubbs or even Neville we might have retained some of the defensive base that served Martinez well in his first season. That said, Martinez seems like he only wanted 'yes' men around him, so it was always unlikely to happen.

I thought Kevin Reeves did a decent job but he's definitely blotted his copy book if he was the guy who did the background work on the Niasse deal.

Anthony Jones
31 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:58:34
Result. Good riddance. Bunch of spineless sycophants.
Colin Glassar
32 Posted 12/05/2016 at 20:00:05
Ross has looked like he's wanted to nut someone for a while now. The kid has no defined role, has been told to stop shooting, is overweight and unfit. I bet he's made up now and looking forward to next season now.
Damian Wilde
33 Posted 12/05/2016 at 20:04:36
Thank goodness. They were as bad as Martinez.
James Watts
34 Posted 12/05/2016 at 20:06:04
The good news keeps on coming ... happy days :)
Eugene Ruane
35 Posted 12/05/2016 at 20:10:35
Daniel (28) - 'Had each other by the throat Dunc and Barry split them up so Ive been told'

By?

Mark Ryan
37 Posted 12/05/2016 at 20:15:30
Ross, I know you read this website and so all I will say is this. Have a good Euros and come back with a clear mind and worry not.

The manager has gone, as has his Bully Boy Jones (Alan at 20 I also saw the wanker giggling away last night). Ross, new season. Already looking forward to seeing you play in a team managed properly and with some fresh talent.
Joe McMahon
38 Posted 12/05/2016 at 20:18:04
FFS, I was hoping we would keep him. The knowledge he brought with him form working with Bridlington, Boston Utd, Hamilton Academical and Clyde was phenomenal.

How on earth could such tripe make on to our coaching staff.

Peter Carpenter
39 Posted 12/05/2016 at 20:18:54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfGDvDGE7zk
Tony Byrne
40 Posted 12/05/2016 at 20:19:01
Good riddance,this shower couldn't run a Sunday league side.

How the fuck did we end up with Martinez & his shite backroom staff?

Kenwright now must follow this summer followed by the car salesman Elstone.

"what a chairman" fuck me!

Dave Abrahams
41 Posted 12/05/2016 at 20:22:33
I took it as read that all Martinez's side kicks would go with him, I always thought that Duncan's role at the club was purely cosmetic.

David Unsworth has done a very good job with the U21's so this is a pat on the back for him and hopefully whoever comes in as manager leaves Unsworth in that role, at least.

Tony Byrne
42 Posted 12/05/2016 at 20:29:32
Dave#41

I totally agree re Duncan's role at the club. A token gesture appointment by RM.

I always had the feeling that Duncan had no say in 1st teams affairs at all.

Keith Meakin
43 Posted 12/05/2016 at 20:38:23
Lets hope the new management team build a team around Barkley and turn him in to the player we know he can be. Incidentally has Barkley been comfort eating or maybe his girls having a little sprog, either way he's certainly been trothing something. Jones reminds me of a scumbag who used to live opposite me, the guy used to fall out with his neighbor quite frequently and each time he'd get the baseball bat out and attack his neighbors front door. Absolute Neanderthal.
Rob Coles
46 Posted 12/05/2016 at 21:17:19
#41 and #42

Why the downer on Ferguson...........like the players He has done what he has been told by Martinez. You have no idea what has gone on behind the scenes. Like most of us Ferguson has to earn a living so unless you can prove what you are saying why not give him a break!!!

Alan Bodell
47 Posted 12/05/2016 at 21:20:51
Ian #23 and 24, you can say that again mate.
Joe Clitherow
48 Posted 12/05/2016 at 21:21:34
The day just gets better and better. Purged those useless leeching parasite toerags out of the club.

A full Wiganectomy by the sounds of it.

Excellent

Colin Gee
50 Posted 12/05/2016 at 21:26:24
Great news that they've gone, but why has it taken so long?

For probably the first time this season I am looking forwards to going to Goodison on Sunday!

Nick Armitage
52 Posted 12/05/2016 at 21:58:41
Get shut off that other Wigan cast off McCarthy as well.
Dave Abrahams
54 Posted 12/05/2016 at 22:05:31
Rob (46) I haven't got a downer on Duncan, just saying it as I see it, Duncan got the call from Martinez, he is back in Football and has got a job, maybe he will get further offers from other clubs.

I wouldn't expect Duncan to knock the job back, it's just that Martinez gave him the job but he didn't ask him to do anything significant with the first team squad.Like you said Rob, Duncan just did what he was asked to do, which wasn't much, so as I said it was purely cosmetic.

David Cromwell
56 Posted 12/05/2016 at 22:11:45
I've heard nowt about half time throat grabs but I thought it was odd that Barkley got the half time hook yesterday. Not Martinez usual style, and it's not like Barkley was playing any worse than anybody else. They were nearly all utterly dreadful.
Some good has come out of this. I believe Moshiri will have realized how little about football Kenwright actually knows, and will thus value his opinion proportionately moving forward. As anybody in business knows, the right decision is the right decision, and the only thing that cocks up that is not making it. Kenwrights theater background has given him a unique skill set for Everton Chairman, but as is obvious making good business decisions isn't a quality he possesses.
Les Netherwood
57 Posted 12/05/2016 at 22:18:31
Good riddance to the Wigan lot. Maybe we will get some decent coaches now with a Goodison background. It's like a breath of fresh air to be rid of the folded arms, and all his cronies.

Just pray for a decent Manager next season, and some decent signings.

Patrick Carty
59 Posted 12/05/2016 at 22:31:10
Just Kone, McCarthy and Robles to go. Robles got his chance and he is not good enough, simple as.

I am really looking forward to the summer now. At least ten players should be shown the door.

I hope we go all out for Koeman, De Boer would be my second choice.

Ian Brandes
60 Posted 12/05/2016 at 22:34:47
What a back room team! Goodbye and good riddance.

Roger Helm
61 Posted 12/05/2016 at 22:54:33
Bloody hell Keith where do you live?
Soren Moyer
62 Posted 12/05/2016 at 23:29:52
I would only keep Mirallas, Lennon, Coleman, Bains and Jags.
Rest of them should be shown the door or sold.
Steve Woods
63 Posted 12/05/2016 at 23:37:37
And the news just keeps getting better and better, I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
Jack Convery
64 Posted 12/05/2016 at 23:42:16
HMS Goodison has jettisoned her Captain and Officers after a diasasterous cruise, which turned into a nightmare and not the pleasure cruise the Admiral and Commodore had in mind. The crew have been admonished of responsibility and though some will be put on the beach others will be retained in the hope they can finally realise their potential and regain the reputations they had before the Captains appointment 3 seasons ago.

If the Admiral and Commordore get the next appointment wrong then Carry On Cruising 2 may be released in August 2016.

Kieran Kinsella
65 Posted 13/05/2016 at 01:54:32
What happened to that American sports scientist who came on board last summer? Another charlatan? Heard nothing about him since
Tony Byrne
66 Posted 13/05/2016 at 03:42:19
Rob 46

I have nothing at all against the big man,it's just my gut feeling that since being given the role,it was just a token gesture by RM?

I see the club have put David Unsworth & Joe Royle in charge of the 1st team for Sunday's game,big Duncan did not get a mention in the article?

As I say Rob,it's just my opinion.

Andrew Presly
67 Posted 13/05/2016 at 03:53:13
Pretty funny how words like fraud & charlatan are bandied around these days.

Yeah the guy is called Dr Peter Vint. I'm sure Unsworth has broken in and entered his room with a towel full of dry soap bars to deliver justice the minute it was "breaking news" on the OS

Adam Fenlon
69 Posted 13/05/2016 at 04:42:45
McCarthy should stay. Dont hold his Wigan pedigree against him.
Tahir Abdullah
70 Posted 13/05/2016 at 05:56:11
Dennis fucking Lawrence; he's presence as part of the EFC day to day leadership team was infuriating, nauseating....an underachiever, hanger on, yes man second to none
Martin Nicholls
72 Posted 13/05/2016 at 09:27:52
Roger#61. Wigan?
Damian Wilde
73 Posted 13/05/2016 at 10:37:30
Tahir, very well put. Completely agree.

And Jones, what a tit. He had a pop at Mori after he got sent off!

Steve Bingham
74 Posted 13/05/2016 at 11:12:14
The removal of the manager and his "team" is only a first piece of a large jigsaw completed. At present I am enjoying the moment and allowing my natural enthusiasm and hope to re charge. When the new man is installed will really be our first glance at just how serious Mr Moshiri is about our club. The papers today have mentioned a £100 million war chest but at today's inflated prices and all the TV money sloshing around that probably won't get anywhere near enough a number of quality player this squad needs to be seriously competitive for a top six challenge. There are only actually a small number of "big mangers " who could potentially encourage and entice the standard of footballer that I am hoping to see grace Goodison next season and so with this all in mind the really BIG decision is looming .
Eddy Grundy
77 Posted 13/05/2016 at 12:06:57
My god we smell blood on here today.
Best news for ages
Rob Baker
78 Posted 13/05/2016 at 12:08:18
Inevitable that there would be a clear out of the back room staff. OK, a look through the whole squad makes interesting reading as to who should stay or go:

Goalkeepers:
1 Robles – Not a PL keeper; GO
24 Howard – OFF already
36 Stanek – Not featured; GO

Defenders:
2 Hibbert – Retirement; GO
3 Baines – A fading force; STAY
5 Stones – Shocking season but could be re-coached to do basic defending; STAY
6 Jagielka – STAY
8 Oviedo – Not good enough; GO
23 Coleman – Form needs to return; STAY
25 Funes Mori – must tighten his defending up; STAY
27 Browning – not good enough; GO
30 Holgate – Needs first team opportunities; STAY
32 Galloway – My first choice left-back; STAY
33 Connolly – STAY
38 Pennington – STAY

Midfielders:
4 Gibson – Sick note; GO
11 Mirallas – In the dark this season but a talent; STAY
12 Lennon – Love his workrate; STAY
15 Cleverley – Does he offer enough; GO
16 McCarthy – Sideways pass master; GO
17 Besic – Not good enough; GO
18 Barry – If he can hang on one more season; STAY
20 Barkley – Needs to sort out several aspects of his game; STAY
21 Osman – Out to pasture; GO
22 Pienaar – End of contract; GO
41 Davies – Great potential; STAY
51 Dowell – Needs a chance in the first team; STAY

Forwards:
9 Kon̩ РA piss-poor forward; GO
10 Lukaku – Plenty of goals but bad attitude and work rate; STAY
14 Niasse – Right up with Krøldrup for worst signing ever; GO
19 Deulofeu – Hasn't really been played; STAY
28 Rodríguez – A nobody; GO

Dave Pritchard
79 Posted 13/05/2016 at 13:22:56
Damian, re Jones having a pop at Mori. I think that was probably justified after Mori's stupid tackle.

Ferguson seems to have escaped the cull for the moment. Whether that is good or bad I don't know. If he has something to offer then keep him on but if it just for old times sake then get rid.

Simon Dutton
80 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:56:24
Rob #78, Wow this really has turned into football manager, only problem is we don't have enough money to replace everyone you want to get rid of with better options.
Iain Johnston
81 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:02:04
Tony #66. Unsy mentioned Ferguson during his press conference. Together with Ebbrell & Royle he said that Everton will have four managers on Sunday... Ferguson is still on board.
If we see him on the touchline screaming at players, that will be another question answered especially after his testimonial address. I was expecting so much more from him this season.

He's deffo another who's needing to show a new manager that he's got something worth keeping.

Ian Jones
82 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:14:57
Rob. Did you forget Garbutt, Henen and the guy thats playing in Switzerland. :) Good list.

Personally, I am of the opinion we might find some of the players on your list that you have marked down as GO will perform better with a change in coaching.

Kieran Kinsella
83 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:20:17
Instead of managing can we not have Dunc, Uns and Ebbrell playing? Throw in Andy Hinchcliffe and we are all set
Kieran Kinsella
84 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:22:22
In fairness why are we criticizing Jones for yelling at Mori for his red and Barkley for his Sunderland performance when we did the same? Those were probably the only good things he did for us.
Tony Byrne
85 Posted 13/05/2016 at 18:45:52
Iain#81

Apologies,I did not see the press conference.

It will be an interesting summer at Everton with many comings & goings.

I hope the big man can show his credentials to the new boss.failing that maybe el loco will give him a job at his new club.

Tony Byrne
86 Posted 13/05/2016 at 19:01:09
Iain#81

Maybe Duncan wasn't allowed to show a bit of "touch line" passion under RM!!

Martin Mason
87 Posted 13/05/2016 at 20:42:47
Imagine it, we take a manager, backroom staff and 4 key players from a team that was relegated. You couldn't make it up.
Ray Said
88 Posted 14/05/2016 at 15:06:01
Best take a step back lads-Madrid clubs, Bayern etc will be rushing over to snap this mob up
Peter Caley
89 Posted 15/05/2016 at 00:50:45
Good news on this lot going, Martinez never seemed to want to listen to advice and he needed people who would stand up to him not this bunch of hangers on from Wigan. Denis Lawrence, what a joke- defensive coach! Graeme jones, - piece of work, still smirking even when we were losing at Sunderland. Can't see this lot operating at the highest level again. Would love big dunc to stay but the new manager I guess will make this decision.

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