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Everton Football Club is today delighted to confirm the appointment of Roberto Martinez as its next manager.
 
The 39-year-old Spaniard joins from Wigan Athletic and has signed a four-year contract at Goodison Park.

Martinez was officially unveiled as the Club’s 14th permanent manager at a media conference on Wednesday afternoon.

Announcing his new manager to amassed media, Chairman Bill Kenwright said: "Four weeks ago, David Moyes told me he wanted to become the next manager of Manchester United. That time has been spent exhaustively searching for the right man to succeed him.

"I met some of the finest individuals in football. The finest is sitting alongside me here today.

"It gives me great relief, joy and excitement to welcome Roberto Martinez as the next manager of Everton Football Club.

"I said the fans would play an important part and I have listened to them. They have largely said that I got it right last time. My message to Evertonians is that if you were in the meetings I had with Roberto, you too would be thrilled, excited, buoyed and in awe of him."

The Blues' new manager then spoke of how delighted he was to take over from Moyes.

"It is a really special day for me to join Everton Football Club," he said. "I am excited and honoured to come here and I would like to thank the Chairman and the board of directors for handing me this opportunity.

"I cannot wait to soak myself in all things Everton and become part of this Club.

"The move here came in a natural way. I had a phenomenal time at Wigan but it was the right time to move on. It felt right to join Everton.

"There is huge pressure after what David has done here. But I am proud of that pressure. What he has done has set a really high standard. I want to play a winning style of football. It is important the team doesn't lose what it did so well last season, only to keep improving.

"But David Moyes has set a great platform from which to build."

Hafidz ShabudinWelcome Roberto .. can see Everton play attractive attacking football next season

Thursday 6th June 04:30 Report Comment

James WabyAfter listening to Bill yeh feel better come on Roberto Make sure we beat MAN U lol good luck, going to be good season

Wednesday 5th June 21:06 Report Comment

robert mcleanwelcome to the club Roberto

Wednesday 5th June 20:02 Report Comment

bernard westarshavin denilson have been released roberto could ya make good players out of these

Wednesday 5th June 19:04 Report Comment

barry heyesGood luck and best wishes Roberto and welcome to the best club on the Planet ... COYB let's starting winning some silverware and playing season after season in Europe!

Wednesday 5th June 18:14 Report Comment

Peter JonesWelcome Mr Martinez - if your style of football comes with you then you are more than welcome. Well done Mr K. Good luck, COYB and it will still be IMWT !!

Wednesday 5th June 16:24 Report Comment

michael mooneyGood look mate COYB

Wednesday 5th June 15:34 Report Comment

Iain CroftWelcome to the family Roberto! Lets get behind our new manager... he will bring in some much needed positivity around Goodison and hopefully bring Kone in as well!

Wednesday 5th June 15:29 Report Comment

John DuffyWelcome Roberto welcome to the best club in the world. Hope the School of Science days can soon return

Wednesday 5th June 15:27 Report Comment

John BarnesWelcome to the club Roberto!!!!

Wednesday 5th June 15:25 Report Comment

Alan MitchellIf he gets us playing like wigan did against us I the cup I am looking forward to 2013/14. Welcome Roberto!! COYBs

Wednesday 5th June 15:21 Report Comment

James Coynecan you ask him what is the best recipe for a good pie? and also, what makes a good paella?

Wednesday 5th June 15:10 Report Comment

roy jonesWelcome Roberto.

Wednesday 5th June 14:55 Report Comment

tony murphyReally good news - I am sure he will play great football and the team will carry on and hopefully improve of recent seasons. He has an eye for bargain players. Belated thanks to Mosey too

Wednesday 5th June 14:49 Report Comment

J GeorgeNOW THAT ITS ALL DONE AND DUSTED, LETS GET BEHIND MR MARTINEZ. Irrespective of your previous views, UNITE EVERTONIANS..upwards and onwards!!!

Wednesday 5th June 14:48 Report Comment

Matt ******Welcome Martinez and the best of luck.

Wednesday 5th June 14:48 Report Comment

Rob GalkoffWelcome to Goodison Park Roberto. We wish you luck at our brilliant club.

Wednesday 5th June 14:47 Report Comment

David Jonesgood luck and may thr force be with you

Wednesday 5th June 14:45 Report Comment

andrew hawesWelcome to goodison roberto!! Now let's back him in transfer market , with his attacking style and solid defence already in place lets give next season a real go!!

Wednesday 5th June 14:44 Report Comment

Raymond Kimmelman-DeVriesWelcome to the People's Club Mr. Martinez. May you enjoy much success here at Goodison. COYB.

Wednesday 5th June 14:44 Report Comment

Steve HenshallWelcome to the Peoples Club Roberto

Wednesday 5th June 14:44 Report Comment

Karsten GunnerødWelcome to our great club Roberto. You are a blue now, and I for one will have your back! COYB

Wednesday 5th June 14:42 Report Comment

Simon VignauxSo, at last, its official ... it's time to get behind our new manager ... Welcome Roberto, what song would you like to sing?

Wednesday 5th June 14:40 Report Comment

Andi HindGood luck Roberto. Work your magic and listen to our defence : )

Wednesday 5th June 14:38 Report Comment

Robert BerryTranslate his name into English - Bob Martin, and we should certainly have a team in good condition

Wednesday 5th June 14:35 Report Comment

Stuart MooreWelcome to the best club in the world Roberto

Wednesday 5th June 14:35 Report Comment

Welcome to the peoples club Roberto!

Wednesday 5th June 14:34 Report Comment
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