Everton chairman Kenwright: 45 seconds to decide on Martinez

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright is delighted to have appointed Roberto Martinez as new manager.

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright is delighted to have appointed Roberto Martinez as new manager.

Kenwright, who revealed he went to last month's FA Cup final to assess Martinez, was instantly impressed by the Spaniard.

"I'm not going to say to you it was like David Moyes, who got me in 30 seconds, he took at least 45 seconds," he said.

"He showed me how he beat Manchester City at Wembley. I'd gone there to look at Roberto.

"He understands the game and he understands Everton. When you know, you know.

"We did discuss at the first meeting we didn't want the standards and position David had achieved to slip: we wanted to build from that and that is the only statement we made.

"I have to play my part in it too. I don't want to be the man who asks him to come here and get Champions League unless I can support you.

"Myself and the board will be doing all we can to support Roberto."

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