Everton FC have rewarded Roberto Martínez with a new five-year contract after an impressive first season in charge at Goodison Park.
Martínez left Wigan Athletic FC – where he won the 2013 FA Cup – last summer to succeed David Moyes following his departure to Manchester United FC. He guided the Toffees to a fifth-placed finish – and into the UEFA Europa League – with a record Premier League points tally.
"I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to make a further commitment to Everton," said Martínez, who started his managerial career with Swansea City AFC. "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."
Everton chairman Bill Kenwright added: "In many commentators' eyes, Roberto Martínez is the best young manager in Europe. We agree." The 40-year-old's new deal is set to expire at the end of the 2018/19 campaign.
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