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Roberto Martinez Appointed Everton Manager On Four-Year Deal

Roberto Martinez has been appointed as manager of Everton Football Club on a four-year deal to replace David Moyes at Goodison Park.

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

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

Martinez announced that he would be leaving Wigan in late May after winning the FA Cup for the side.

With the appointment of Martinez as manager at Everton, that means that this summer’s International Champions Cup tournament will feature new Everton boss Roberto Martinez as well as new Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

What’s your opinion about Martinez being appointed at Everton? Will the Spaniard be a success at Goodison Park for the Toffees next season? And which players should Martinez sign from Wigan, to bring to Merseyside? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Conor Canavan

    June 6, 2013 at 6:50 am

    good choice. should get them into europa league every year, but not the champions league

  2. Guy

    June 5, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    I have always had my doubts about Martinez. I think he’s been given a free ride, critically speaking, because he is so well spoken and obviously one of the good guys.

    I would not predict failure at Everton, but his defenses leaked goals year after year after year. That was not a money or “lost” players issue, but one reflecting his coaching philosophy and preferred playing style.

    Everton will certainly be an interesting club to watch this season. It will also be interesting to read the commentary should they not do well. Will Roberto’s teflon still work?……”Well, he lost Fellaini” or Baines or…..whomever.

  3. David

    June 5, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Everton have just appointed a manager that instituted the “Swansea style” that Rodgers inherited and is trying to use at Liverpool. The rivalry between the two Liverpool clubs just got more interesting. Even with more limited resources Everton under Martinez will be a force to reckon with.

    • Gary

      June 5, 2013 at 7:06 pm

      Yes, and I think people are going to find out just how average Rodgers is when with more resources Liverpool will still not pull away from Everton. Really looking forward to the new season with all the new managers and how their clubs do.

  4. brn442

    June 5, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Well said Dave. I’m really looking forward to see Everton under Martinez next season.

  5. Dave

    June 5, 2013 at 10:38 am

    I don’t care what anyone says. Keeping Wigan up for 3 seasons AND winning an FA Cup with them is a pretty big accomplishment. I’m eager to see what Martinez does at Everton.

    Right now, my only concern is that he handles the back line better than he did at Wigan this past season. The money from the inevitable Fellaini sale needs to buy some good young center backs.

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