Everton officially confirm Roberto Martinez as new manager at Goodison Park.
Everton have appointed former Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez as their new manager, with the 39 year-old signing a four year deal according to the Daily Mirror.
The Spaniard was in charge of the Latics for four years, keeping them in the Premier League for the first three despite considerably less resources than some of the rivals for the drop.
He is previously credited with helping Swansea City develop their fluid passing style, and his growing reputation as a manager is what likely resulted in his departure from the DW Stadium at the end of the season, with Martinez clearly of the belief that he is a Premier League calibre manager.
Martinez succeeds David Moyes as manager at Goodison Park, with the Scot heading to Manchester United for the daunting task of following Sir Alex Ferguson.
Taking charge of Everton after Moyes is no easy task either, with the 50 year-old having transformed the Toffees from relegation battlers to regular challengers for the Premier League’s European qualification places over his nine year spell – despite a comparatively meagre transfer budget and wage bill.
It will be up to Martinez to emulate that – and perhaps build upon Moyes’ success.
Martinez will be officially unveiled by Everton in a press conference at 16:00 BST.