By Dominic Toner

Roberto Martinez is on a shortlist of candidates for the vacant managerial role at Hull, according to a report.

Everton sacked the Spaniard in May following their eleventh-placed finish in the Premier League, and replaced him with current boss Ronald Koeman.

The Express report that Martinez is now being considered as the new manager of Hull following Steve Bruce’s departure last week.

Bruce ended a four-year spell at the KC Stadium and left Hull with a memorable legacy of sealing promotion from the Championship.

Martinez could now be handed an immediate return to the Premier League and tasked with keeping Hull in the top-tier of English football.

The 43-year-old helped Wigan lift the FA Cup trophy in 2013 but could not help the team survive the Premier League relegation drop.

From there he was appointed as David Moyes’ successor and guided Everton to a fifth-placed finish with 72 points during his first season in charge.

However Martinez did not do enough to satisfy the club’s ambition last season shipping 55 league goals, and was subsequently sacked with three years still left on his contract.

Spanish publication AS claimed last month that Martinez was being lined up as the new Spanish national team manager.

If Martinez decides to take the vacant Hull position it would be only his fourth managerial spell, after Everton, Wigan and his first club Swansea.

In other Everton news, forward Romelu Lukaku is still keen on leaving for his former club.