The King Power Stadium

Next Game

Leicester v Everton

Sunday, 27 July 2014, 12:00

Friendly Match

Prenton Park

Last Game

Tranmere 2 - 2 Everton

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 19:45

Friendly Match

Martinez excited by Everton

New boss Roberto Martinez has stressed the need to build on the platform that David Moyes has provided at Everton.

Last Updated: 09/06/13 at 07:30 Post Comment

Roberto Martinez: Claims he will continue to support Wigan from a distance

Roberto Martinez: Claims he will continue to support Wigan from a distance

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Martinez has been appointed as Everton manager after guiding Wigan to FA Cup glory last month and is excited about the challenge ahead.

"I had 10 years with Wigan and really enjoyed every second of it as a player and as a manager," the Spaniard told Sky Sports News.

"Now I am really excited to have the honour of being the manager of a phenomenal football club like Everton and I'm looking to the future.

"What David Moyes has done there is incredible. Now it's time to maintain those standards and build on that platform."

Martinez's time with the Latics came to an end in bittersweet fashion as relegation was confirmed just days after lifting the FA Cup but he believes things have ended amicably at the right time.

"They know I gave everything that I had and I know they gave great support," he added. "We've got a great relationship. It's something that will never go away.

"But it's the right time for them to move on with a new energy under a new management team and it's the right time for me too.

"It's happened naturally and in the right way and I'm sure that from a distance we'll both support each other."

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

Gareth Bale says Real Madrid are eyeing a six-trophy campaign this season

Gareth Bale says Real Madrid are targeting an even bigger trophy haul this season.

Friendly: Manchester United beat LA Galaxy 7-0 as Louis van Gaal era opens in style

Wayne Rooney, Reece James and Ashley Young all scored twice as Manchester United beat LA Galaxy 7-0 in Pasadena.

Premier League: Gylfi Sigurdsson delighted with move to Swansea from Tottenham

Gylfi Sigurdsson has told Sky Sports he is delighted to have joined former club Swansea from Tottenham.

Mail Box

Defending Woodward With Perspective

One Mailer is telling us to hold fire on our Woodward criticism, whilst we also have some wonderful PFA Team of The year geekery, a well done to Vieira and much more...

Why The Obsession Over The Captaincy?

Asks the morning mailbox, before hastily returning to the debate over who should replace Steven Gerrard. Plus, thoughts on Ed Woodward's spending plans and more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property