Everton boss Roberto Martinez is delighted over his growing relationship with chairman Bill Kenwright.
Martinez is the second manager Kenwright has appointed since leading a takeover of Everton in 1999. And the Spaniard, who succeeded David Moyes in the summer, believes that makes him different in the modern era of knee-jerk foreign owners.
“As a manager you need to have time to put your ideas in place and it is not going to happen overnight,” Martinez told the Daily Express.
“And to have an understanding chairman is important and the way to be an understanding chairman is having the right reasons to be in that position.
“That is just loving the football club and being a true fan. I have always been very aware of that. Dave Whelan is Mr Wigan Athletic. He created it. He brought it up from the old Division Three.
“Bill Kenwright is an Evertonian and the difference is that when there is a big issue the answer is not about finances or short-term reward, the answer is always for the good and benefit of Everton.
“As a chairman he is a real example of just how to look after a football club.”