Video: Roberto Martinez has promised Champions League football to Everton
Roberto Martinez talked himself into the Everton job by promising Champions League football, chairman Bill Kenwright has revealed.
Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Kenwright said: “Roberto, almost his first words to me were ‘I’ll get you in the Champions League’, and that is extraordinary for a man who doesn’t know much about the football club from the inside but had obviously studied the football club, had obviously looked at what we’d been doing over the last few years.”
Martinez acknowledged that he has a tough job to outdo what previous manager David Moyes accomplished on a shoestring budget.
He said: “Yes, huge pressure but I’m extremely proud of that pressure because it means that what David Moyes has done at Everton in the last 11 years has set real standards, and what he’s produced has given us an incredible platform for the next man to continue – and I feel that I’m very, very lucky, I’m very fortunate to be able to carry on that work that he’s done over the years.”