Martinez: It’s important Everton have kept their soul

Date published: Thursday 3rd March 2016 11:26

Roberto Martinez Everton

Everton boss Roberto Martinez believes it is important that chairman Bill Kenwright will remain at the club after Iranian billionaire Farhad Moshiri bought a 49.9% stake in the club.

The 42-year-old Spaniard has guided Everton to five wins in their last six matches, with a 1-0 loss at home to West Brom their only recent blip.

Martinez admits it’s a “very exciting” time for the Toffees but says it was more important that they retained the services of long-term chairman Bill Kenwright.

“It’s not a secret this is a really exciting time for us one of the most significant moments off the field at Everton and for our future. This is going to be the first home game and we are enjoying every second. I am sure Mr Moshiri will be around very soon and everyone will get to know him.

“What’s important is we haven’t lost the soul of our club, the chairman [Bill Kenwright] will still be around and in the summer I am sure we will talk about future plans.”

Everton now have three Premier League home games in a row against West Ham, Chelsea and Arsenal.

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