By Alex Taylor
Everton star Seamus Coleman has criticised Roberto Martinez for his performance as Toffees manager.
Martinez, 43, was sacked by the Merseyside outfit in May after guiding Everton to back-to-back 11th placed finishes in the Premier League.
The now-Belgium boss was replaced by Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park and the change has has worked wonders for the Blues.
“Finishing 11th isn’t where a team with our players should be,” Coleman told the Daily Mail.
“We had a disappointing two seasons unfortunately (under Martinez) but the new manager has come in and worked hard.
“He’s set a few standards that should have happened in the previous campaign as well, (such as) time keeping, making sure people are in on time. That standard should (always) be the case.
“He’s just sharpened the place up all round.”
Everton currently sit fifth in the Premier League after picking up 14 points from seven games this term.
Koeman has already overseen wins against Stoke, Middlesbrough and West Brom in his short reign as Everton boss and will be looking to push on after the international break.
The former Southampton manager will have his work cut out if his team are to pick up points in their next fixture as his side travel to the Etihad to play league leaders Manchester City on October 15.