Wednesday 05 June 2013

Roberto Martinez named as new Everton manager

Spaniard leaves Wigan Athletic to succeed David Moyes at Goodison Park

Roberto Martinez arrives at Everton after spending four years with Wigan Athletic

Everton have announced that Roberto Martinez has become their new manager, with the Spaniard signing a four-year contract.

The 39-year-old takes over at Goodison Park as the successor to David Moyes, who left the club after 11 years to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

Martinez announced at the end of May that he would be leaving Wigan Athletic after four years in charge at the DW Stadium.

The former Swansea City manager, who guided the Swans to the second tier of English football for the first time in 24 years in 2008, has earned plaudits for promoting an expansive style of play.

Martinez kept Wigan in the Barclays Premier League for three seasons but this year were relegated after a 4-1 defeat at Arsenal. The Spaniard did lead the Latics to their first major trophy this year with victory over Manchester City in the FA Cup Final.

Under Martinez Wigan won 38, drew 43 and lost 71 Barclays Premier League matches at a win-rate of 25%, scoring 166 and conceding 275 goals.

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Key Points

  • Roberto Martinez named as the new manager of Everton
  • Spaniard signs a four-year deal with the Goodison Park club
  • The 39-year-old has just won the FA Cup with Wigan Athletic