Manager rewarded with contract until 2019
The Catalan led the Blues back into Europe with a fifth-place finish in the Premier League in his first season charge and he has been rewarded with a two-year extension to his existing deal just 12 months after arriving from Wigan Athletic.
“I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to make a further commitment to Everton," Martinez said in a statement on evertonfc.com. "I loved my first season at the Club. I could not be more proud of the way Everton performed throughout the entire season and the memories we were able to make together.
“I am really excited about next season. I knew from the moment I arrived at Everton that this was a special place and I'd like to thank everyone associated with the Club, the board, all the staff, the players and our brilliant supporters for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to build on the traditions and success of this great Club.”
Chairman Bill Kenwright hailed the news, recognizing the impressive nature of Martinez's debut season in charge.
“In many commentators' eyes, Roberto Martinez is the best young manager in Europe," Kenwright said. "We agree. He took on an unfamiliar challenge for most managers; to take something really good and make it even better.
"When we find our man, we empower him. We support and provide him with everything at our disposal. We commit to our managers, and we're immensely pleased that Roberto has committed to us. We want the best because only the best will do.
“Unswervingly, we trust Roberto Martinez to take our Club forward. To use one of his favourite words we are ‘excited' about our future. We have Roberto at the helm. Sólo lo mejor!”
Quotes sourced from EvertonFC.com
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1 Posted 12/06/2014 at 22:04:05
2 Posted 12/06/2014 at 22:04:27
3 Posted 12/06/2014 at 22:04:32
4 Posted 12/06/2014 at 22:06:44
I guess that if a Barcelona/Real Madrid did come in for him we would get more compensation as well
It works for everyone
5 Posted 12/06/2014 at 22:08:15
6 Posted 12/06/2014 at 22:13:32
8 Posted 12/06/2014 at 22:14:43
9 Posted 12/06/2014 at 22:16:07
10 Posted 12/06/2014 at 22:25:37
11 Posted 12/06/2014 at 22:35:33
12 Posted 12/06/2014 at 22:34:27
13 Posted 12/06/2014 at 22:37:23
14 Posted 12/06/2014 at 22:48:35
15 Posted 12/06/2014 at 22:50:04
When Barca come knocking at least we will get something in compo. I dont expect him to leave soon but at least were covered....
Viva Roberto IMWT
17 Posted 12/06/2014 at 22:59:59
18 Posted 12/06/2014 at 23:01:34
19 Posted 12/06/2014 at 23:01:29
20 Posted 12/06/2014 at 23:02:30
21 Posted 12/06/2014 at 23:03:50
22 Posted 12/06/2014 at 23:04:24
23 Posted 12/06/2014 at 22:59:24
24 Posted 12/06/2014 at 23:12:33
25 Posted 12/06/2014 at 22:58:53
26 Posted 12/06/2014 at 23:11:38
27 Posted 12/06/2014 at 23:11:52
I dont think he would have left anyway, but thats not the point.
Our beloved BK does know quality when he sees it, with some luck and a little finance the big boys will be wetting their pants!
28 Posted 12/06/2014 at 23:16:24
He cant exactly ask a transfer target to sign a five year contract if he himself doesnt have one, the player may think hes not committed...
29 Posted 12/06/2014 at 23:17:27
31 Posted 12/06/2014 at 23:12:40
As an aside Ive actually enjoyed this transfer window as I havent given it a second thought as I have full confidence in bobby to do the business and for the first time in years Im not worried about one or two of our big players going elsewhere. I must though admit to a bit of squeeky bum time last year! Great times to be a blue and long may they continue.
32 Posted 12/06/2014 at 23:19:46
Good business if it bumps up the compensation due if someone comes in for him before we want to let him go, but potentially meaningless if he cannot get some weighty business done in this transfer window.
33 Posted 12/06/2014 at 23:22:54
"And, when we find our man, we empower him. We support and provide him with everything at our disposal. We commit to our managers, and were immensely pleased that Roberto has committed to us. We want the best because only the best will do."
Because the amount of money that Roberto and Moyes have had in the last twelve years is embarrassing for a club with our heritage and tradition.
34 Posted 12/06/2014 at 23:46:11
35 Posted 13/06/2014 at 00:01:14
36 Posted 13/06/2014 at 00:00:28
So much better than hoofing it up and down the pitch, and we "did good enough for who we are". Cheers! From Indiana.
37 Posted 13/06/2014 at 00:14:26
38 Posted 13/06/2014 at 00:44:31
39 Posted 13/06/2014 at 01:33:26
40 Posted 13/06/2014 at 01:40:15
41 Posted 13/06/2014 at 01:46:03
"And, when we find our man, we empower him. We support and provide him with everything at our disposal. We commit to our managers, and were immensely pleased that Roberto has committed to us. We want the best because only the best will do.
OK, well lets see ...
42 Posted 13/06/2014 at 04:20:51
43 Posted 13/06/2014 at 04:42:35
But of course hes using weasel words like everything at our disposal which means the money from players we dispose of.
44 Posted 13/06/2014 at 05:47:40
The good news is not that we have his contract extended, but that RM was willing to extend it. The fella has a vision and 5 years should be enough to make it happen.....if he gets the proper backing.
45 Posted 13/06/2014 at 06:58:10
The previous regime had instilled a "know your place " mentality into Evertonians. Not this lad.
46 Posted 13/06/2014 at 08:11:15
47 Posted 13/06/2014 at 08:21:50
Based upon 12 months I could happily watch Roberto's Everton for the next 25 years. I feel that the engraver will be needed well before he has been with us for 11 years.
But Billy "When we find our man, we empower him. We support and provide him with everything at our disposal."
Now THAT would be a proper commitment from you and your loaded cronies.
But you slipped up there Billy Boy, 'cos what you really meant was "Fuck All".
48 Posted 13/06/2014 at 08:41:26
49 Posted 13/06/2014 at 08:37:05
Imagine him trying to build his long term project at a club like Tottenham! Pochettino is flavour of the month right now, but if they fail to secure Champions League next season it won't be long before Levy is looking around for the next new hope. Martinez has selected Everton as much as Everton has selected him!
50 Posted 13/06/2014 at 08:44:54
Just goes to reduce the already non-existent credibility of the English press considering someone invented a non-existent link to Spurs a few weeks back, at a time when this deal was likely agreed in principle.
51 Posted 13/06/2014 at 09:10:30
As others have said, I hope we get a decent striker in really soon as well.
52 Posted 13/06/2014 at 10:04:29
53 Posted 13/06/2014 at 11:25:00
54 Posted 13/06/2014 at 11:39:22
It's quite incredible the way he can look longingly at a corner in the room and just go off on one. Pure theatre from one the greatest buffers ever seen in world football. Him & Blatter are from the same mould alright.
55 Posted 13/06/2014 at 11:49:31
56 Posted 13/06/2014 at 12:10:51
57 Posted 13/06/2014 at 12:12:26
58 Posted 13/06/2014 at 12:08:56
First sniff of the Barca job and he'll be doing a Johhny Heitinga on his peddle bike....who wouldn't?
Compensation for the manager is but a pittance compared to players transfers fees.
Just hope this isn't Billy Bullshits way of saying the transfer kitty is now used up.
59 Posted 13/06/2014 at 12:28:09
If he takes our club back to where we used to be in that time, he will leave with as a legend amongst all legends
60 Posted 13/06/2014 at 12:40:53
61 Posted 13/06/2014 at 12:42:33
You can't expect the man to work miracles, he needs proper backing from the board to get in Lukaku or A N Other to make sure we don't become toothless upfront like the previous two years.
63 Posted 13/06/2014 at 13:07:57
64 Posted 13/06/2014 at 13:09:45
At least Gueye is now off the pay roll!
65 Posted 13/06/2014 at 13:36:59
66 Posted 13/06/2014 at 14:12:59
67 Posted 13/06/2014 at 14:21:27
69 Posted 13/06/2014 at 14:36:48
70 Posted 13/06/2014 at 14:48:58
Me and our kid (Poor grammar - sorry) have just been rolling around the floor with tears in our eyes watching that.
Bill passed the point of abuse years ago, he is now at the stage of hysterical laughter every time he pipes up with more sentimental nonsense in a world of big business.
How can anybody take this man seriously? He cried when Fergie said he was signing Rooney and put his mum on the phone!
He could quite easily be a comic creation off The Fast Show.
72 Posted 13/06/2014 at 16:44:59
You obviously don't remember all the lies and luvvie statements we have had to hear from Kenwright.
Let us all hope his transfer negotiations are not like his search for new owners!
I still say don't blab to the press till a player signs on the dotted line
73 Posted 13/06/2014 at 17:17:42
Dave, what has he even done for Everton?
(I however don't expect the comical long John Cleese speech here, because his pluses are somewhat lacking!)
74 Posted 13/06/2014 at 17:20:48
while I compliment Kenwright on bringing 2 good managers to the club I cant forgive him for turning a club with large assets into a debt ridden organization and a haven for his carpetbagging friends and all at a time when the premiership is awash with record levels of income.
His classic statement of "How do I know where the 20 million plus unexplained operating expenses (up from 1 million when he took over!!) go I am only the chairman" makes me despair every time I think of him as our chairman.
75 Posted 13/06/2014 at 17:40:03
76 Posted 13/06/2014 at 17:38:31
77 Posted 13/06/2014 at 17:55:10
78 Posted 13/06/2014 at 18:09:58
Bill fucking Kenwright that's who.
As for 'ultra negative' a perfectly normal human response to someone who constantly lies and acts like a luvvie twat.
80 Posted 13/06/2014 at 18:51:03
Read sky sports online or their sports channel news
Re Barry and Lukaku
That's what I'm talking about
81 Posted 13/06/2014 at 20:11:29
At least Bill can pick a manager and stick by him.
Though in all honesty I do wonder if his loyalty is lead more by money than. conviction (and I strongly suspect that I already know the answer).
But please forever save us from a Chairman like Levy. OK so he can make sure that the dosh is available, but FFS what a confused, contradictory, control freak.
Boys Pen Billy definately has a fair compendium of faults. *shudder*
But he’s "the least shit" Chairman in the EPL. (That’s a really shyte pat on the back).
82 Posted 13/06/2014 at 23:13:41
84 Posted 14/06/2014 at 12:58:01
"As for 'ultra negative' a perfectly normal human response to someone who constantly lies and acts like a luvvie twat."
(By the way, I meant other than Bill Kenwright).
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