Martinez pens two-year contract extension

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Manager rewarded with contract until 2019

Everton have announced that Roberto Martinez has signed a new contract with the club that would keep him at Goodison Park until 2019.

The Catalan led the Blues back into Europe with a fifth-place finish in the Premier League in his first season charge and he has been rewarded with a two-year extension to his existing deal just 12 months after arriving from Wigan Athletic.

I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to make a further commitment to Everton," Martinez said in a statement on evertonfc.com. "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.

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.

Roberto Martinez

Chairman Bill Kenwright hailed the news, recognizing the impressive nature of Martinez's debut season in charge.

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

"When we find our man, we empower him. We support and provide him with everything at our disposal. We commit to our managers, and we're immensely pleased that Roberto has committed to us. We want the best because only the best will do.

Unswervingly, we trust Roberto Martinez to take our Club forward. To use one of his favourite words we are excited' about our future. We have Roberto at the helm. Slo lo mejor!

Quotes sourced from EvertonFC.com





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