David Moyes-Roberto Martinez
David Moyes-Roberto Martinez Reuters

Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes David Moyes will make a "quick return" to management and has backed his predecessor to be successful in the future.

The Scot was shown the exit door by Manchester United after the Red Devils endured a poor run in all competitions under his guidance this season. The Old Trafford club are seventh in the league table with 57 points from 34 games and are already out of next season's Champions League.

Ryan Giggs has been appointed United's interim manager.

The former Wigan Athletic manager says the Glaswegian has a strong winning mentality and will be looking to bounce back when he takes up a managerial role elsewhere.

"We all know he [Moyes] is going to be very successful in the future. We all know he is a very successful man and has a real strong winning mentality and he will get ready to bounce back straight away," Martinez told Sky Sports.

"I am sure he will be ready to get into another job as quick as he can and I am sure he won't have a lack of offers or opportunities when you have someone who is so hard-working, focused and dedicated in his job."

"It has been a difficult experience but any experience is a good experience in this game unfortunately. We know David Moyes will look forward to the next footballing chapter," Everton manager said.

Martinez replaced Moyes at Goodison Park after the latter took the managerial role at Old Trafford last summer. The Spaniard hailed his predecessor's contribution to the Merseyside club and wished him luck for his future.

"We wish him the best of luck. He will always be well thought of and we will always be thankful of the job he did at our football club. It is not a nice situation when a manager loses his job, especially someone who has such strong links with our club," Martinez stressed.

"It is very difficult to get that experience, the amount of years he has been working at the highest level, and the know-how he has is a real strength," the former Wigan boss concluded.