Martinez wants Neville to stay with Everton as coach
Published 12/06/2013 | 21:22
Neville, 36, has retired as a player and made moves into coaching by taking up a role with England Under-21s at this summer's European Championships.
Martinez told evertontv: "I think Phil Neville is an Everton icon and I think he can bring a lot into his time as a coach.
"I really want to speak with him and see how he feels about his future."
Former England international Neville spent eight years with Everton after leaving United in 2005.
He said he would consider numerous offers to move into coaching full-time or step into the media after his involvement with England Under-21s ended.
Martinez is building his backroom staff following his appointment last week.
Martinez said: "I spoke with David Weir and he is a phenomenal gentleman and it is a real shame - the timing of the opportunity of management is something he had to take.
"It is a real shame he hasn't been able to be part of the project because he is someone that would have fitted in really well."