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Roberto Martinez Named Everton Coach
Sky Sports, June 5th, 2013 12:40PM

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Everton on Wednesday appointed Roberto Martinez as its successor to David Moyes on a four-year deal. The 39-year-old coach famously led Wigan Athletic to the FA Cup, its first-ever major trophy, last month. However, he also led the club to relegation in the same season. As Martinez still had a contract with Wigan, it is believed that Everton paid $2.3 million to Wigan to bring the Spaniard to Goodison Park.

Wigan immediately issued a statement of thanks to its former manager: "Roberto's influence at the club, both as a player and manager, an association that spanned over a decade, will remain unforgettable to all Latics fans and the club would like to place on record its appreciation for his tireless work during that time, culminating in FA Cup glory last month at Wembley Stadium.”

In an interview with Sky Sports, Wigan Chairman Dave Whelan said Martinez’s departure is "something I accepted when he asked me if he could leave. I did expect Everton to come and get his services. They've done a wonderful move, Roberto is, and has been for us, one fantastic manager.”

He added: "We will always be friends for the rest of our lives, he is just such a wonderful character but he is going to a great club with great supporters. I wish him the very best of luck.”

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