Everton defender Leighton Baines hails 'terrific' Roberto Martinez

Leighton Baines: Full of support for Roberto Martinez

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Everton defender Leighton Baines says that he would welcome 'terrific' Roberto Martinez to the club.

Baines is currently with the England squad in Rio de Janeiro preparing for Sunday's friendly against Brazil.

And, the full-back admits that he is using his time away with the national side to take his mind off recent events at Goodison Park.

Baines told the Liverpool Echo: "It all sort of seems to be going on at the moment. Roberto Martinez has been linked with the job. He is a terrific manager so we will just have to wait and see.

"Thankfully we are in camp so I am keeping it at the back of my mind for now and concentrating more on England."

The former Wigan player joined Everton in 2007.