Martinez signs new five-year Everton deal

The Spaniard oversaw an excellent maiden campaign in charge of the Toffees, guiding the club to their highest Premier League points tally, and has been rewarded accordingly
Everton boss Roberto Martinez has penned a new five-year contract with the Toffees that will keep him at Goodison Park until 2019.

The Spaniard moved to Merseyside last summer and enjoyed a fruitful maiden campaign, overseeing the club's highest Premier League points tally and narrowly missing out on a place in the Champions League, and is looking to improve further next term after commiting his long-term future to the club.

"I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to make a further commitment to Everton," the former Wigan boss told the club's official website.

"I loved my first season at the club. I could not be more proud of the way Everton performed throughout the entire season and the memories we were able to make together.

"I am really excited about next season. I knew from the moment I arrived at Everton that this was a special place and I’d like to thank everyone associated with the club, the board, all the staff, the players and our brilliant supporters for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to build on the traditions and success of this great club."

Chairman Bill Kenwright added: "In many commentators’ eyes, Roberto Martinez is the best young manager in Europe. We agree. He took on an unfamiliar challenge for most managers; to take something really good and make it even better.  

"He has succeeded. In his debut season he broke our Premier League record points haul, got us back into Europe and developed some of the most exciting young footballers in the game.

"He conducts himself off the pitch in the same way. He undertakes his business with great style, confidence, positivity and class. He is an Everton man.

"Unswervingly, we trust Roberto Martinez to take our dlub forward.  To use one of his favourite words we are ‘excited’ about our future. We have Roberto at the helm. Solo lo mejor!"