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Everton boss Roberto Martinez has admitted the timing wasn’t right when he turned down the Liverpool job in the summer of 2012.

Martinez met with Reds owner John W Henry in May 2012 to discuss the vacant post while in charge of Wigan.

But the timing wasn’t right for the Spaniard, who has gone on to take the reigns at Goodison Park.

And ahead of Saturday’s meeting between Everton and Liverpool, Martinez discussed how he turned down his now rivals.

“It’s been a question asked many times,” said Martinez.

“Things in life happen for a reason and it was well documented that summer. It was a time of trying to find out what was next from my point of view and Wigan Athletic at that time.

“Everything ended up that it wasn’t the right time or the right move. I always believe everything in football and life happens for a reason and I am extremely proud and honoured to be manager of Everton.”

Liverpool eventually plumped for Brendan Rodgers, a man who furthered his own coaching reputation while building on the foundations put down by Martinez at Swansea.

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