Spaniard was officially unveiled in his new role earlier this week.
Everton captain Phil Jagielka says that he cannot wait to start working with new head coach Roberto Martinez, reports the Daily Mirror.
The Spaniard was announced as the successor to the recently departed David Moyes in the Goodison Park hot seat earlier this week, although he will not officially take up his new role until next month.
And the experienced England international says that he and his team-mates are excited about meeting their new boss, while the defender also admitted to being relieved that Martinez has retained him as the Toffees captain next season.
“Of course, there will be a bit of uncertainty amongst the lads at first,” Jagielka told the Liverpool Echo.
“You never quite know if you’re the new manager’s type of player, but he mentioned me as his captain when he spoke to the press so that was nice to hear.
“We don’t yet know how he will work, how he will do things, but it’s part and parcel of being a footballer. Managers, just like players, come and go and changes are made along the way.”
The 30-year-old central defender featured in 41 matches for the Merseyside giants last season in all competitions, finding the back of the net on three occasions, including two strikes in his 36 Premier League contests.
And Martinez will be praying that Moyes does not return to Goodison this summer to lure the versatile player to Old Trafford with him.