Klinsmann denies Everton link

United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann of the United States, pictured on January 31, 2016, denies reports suggesting he was being lined up to take over at Everton
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Los Angeles (AFP) – United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann on Wednesday denied reports suggesting he was being lined up to take over from Roberto Martinez at Everton.

A tweet from respected television commentator Ian Darke said there were “persistent Merseyside rumors” linking Klinsmann to the Premier League club.

However former Germany international striker Klinsmann categorically denied the claims in a post on Twitter.

“Rumours are wrong! Not going anywhere and Everton FC has a fantastic Manager in Roberto Martinez!,” Klinsmann wrote.

Klinsmann’s position as US manager has come under scrutiny in recent months following a series of disappointing results, most notably in the CONCACAF Gold Cup last year.

Martinez is also under pressure at Everton, with the club sitting 12th in the Premier League with just six games remaining.

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