Martinez Meets The Media
Re-live Wednesday's press conference at Goodison Park.
evertonfc.com ran a live blog for Roberto Martinez's unveiling as Everton manager on Wednesday. You can re-live it below and discover, in summary, what the new man had to say...
- Kenwright and Martinez have now gone to partake in separate one-on-one interviews, so we'll end this blog with a photo of the pair shaking hands. Stay logged on to evertonfc.com for more reaction from landmark day at Goodison Park.
- That's it for questions. The main press conference ends with Kenwright and Martinez shaking hands as the photographers gather to get their pictures.
- Martinez is quizzed on whether he will sign any players from Wigan. Martinez insists that is always a natural assumption but the transfer market is global.
- Martinez is asked what style of play he will look to implement. He replies by saying it is important not to lose the ethos the team currently has. He says that Phil Jagielka will be an important leader for the side.
- Robert Elstone is asked about the appointment of Martinez. The chief executive says this is an exciting time for Evertonians.
- Martinez stresses that he is joining a 'big football club' and he is determined not to let Everton down.
- Martinez is asked about taking Everton into the Champions League. He replies by saying he is confident he can but it will take time.
- Martinez now speaks about building a team that will 'work hard'.
- Martinez is asked about his backroom setup. He says a number of his team from Wigan will join him at Goodison Park.
- Kenwright has now been asked about players leaving Everton. He says that he is confident that players won't leave the club this summer and that Martinez can build on the current group.
- Kenwright confirms that he spoke to Alan Stubbs, David Weir and Phil Neville about the job.
- Kenwright speaking again now. He says that Martinez's first words upon meeting him were 'I'll get you into the Champions League'.
- The subject of leaving Wigan is now being discussed. Martinez says he had a special four years at Wigan but felt he needed a new challenge. Martinez explains that he 'cannot wait to get started' after sensing how special of a place Goodison Park is.
- Martinez is asked about taking over from David Moyes. The Spaniard praises the 'magnificent job' done by Moyes in putting Everton on a great standing.
- Sky Sports ask the first question. Martinez responds by saying that this offer came at the right time in his career.
- Martinez now speaking. He says that it is a 'special day' for him. He says he cannot wait to start work at a 'passionate and phenomenal' club.
- Kenwright says he has listened to the fans when making the decision to appoint Martinez.
- Bill Kenwright opens up with an introduction speech. He says the Club have spent the last four weeks searching for a new manager, explaining it's a 'joy' that Martinez has accepted to the offer to become the Blues new boss.
- Roberto Martinez is wearing a smart grey suit.
- Bill Kenwright and Roberto Martinez have entered the room. Photographers are taking plenty of snaps.
- Here's the view of the top table ahead of the start of the press conference.
- We think there are in excess of 60 people in the 1878 Suite at present. Definitely the busiest press conference Everton have had in a long time.
- Journalists continue to pour through the doors here at Goodison. Cameramen are frantically dashing about to check all their equipment is in full working order.
- Places are also laid out at the top table for Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright and Chief Executive Robert Elstone who are both expected to speak.
- Former Blues Barry Horne and Kevin Campbell have reacted positively to Martinez's appointment. You can read what they have to say here on evertonfc.com.
- Welcome to the 1878 Suite at Goodison Park where the media are starting to gather ahead of Roberto Martinez's first press conference as Blues boss. No less than eight television camera crews present, while there's also a large number of radio and written journalists all ready to put their questions to the Spaniard.