Everton hero Barry Horne has welcomed the appointment of Roberto Martinez.

Horne is convinced the Blues have selected the right man for the job after undergoing a thorough recruitment process.

"They've taken a reasonable amount of time and Bill Kenwright has considered several candidates, taken reasonable time to come to this decision and they've done it properly," explained the former Blues midfielder to evertonfc.com.

"Time will tell whether Roberto Martinez will be a success at Everton, and I think he will. He certainly ticks many of the boxes of what would be required of an Everton manager."