Spaniard is aiming high right from the off on Merseyside.
New Everton head coach Roberto Martinez has set his sights high in his new role at Goodison Park by vowing to take the Toffees into the Uefa Champions League, says the Daily Mail.
The Spaniard was officially unveiled as David Moyes’s successor on Wednesday and made an immediate impression.
Martinez left his previous role as boss of Wigan Athletic earlier this month after the Latics were relegated from the Premier League, although Martinez had won the club its first piece of silverware earlier in the season by surprisingly guiding them to victory over Manchester City in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium.
However, after four hugely successful years in charge of Wigan, during which time the 39-year-old won 51 of his 175 games in charge of the club, Martinez opted for a new challenge in his career, and he is aiming high right from the outset.
“They are big shoes to fill here, because what David Moyes has done for Everton is incredible,” said Martinez.
“There are six clubs at the top of the Premier League who work at a different financial level, and Everton had no right to break into that.
“It will be very difficult to get anywhere near to what he achieved, but I am excited by the challenge and I can build on what he has done.
“The Champions League is the challenge that comes with the title of being Everton manager. I feel you need to have that dream. At Swansea, I said the aim should be to get the club into the Premier League. It sounded impossible, considering we were in League One, but it happened.
“Then I went to Wigan and said we needed to get into Europe, and that will be the case next season. You have to have that dream. I have no right to see Everton in the Champions League, but with time, you can achieve anything.
“Only 14 managers have had the privilege to be at this club. That brings responsibility but also shows you are going to get time to work, and for me that is important.”