Everton boss Roberto Martinez is already hard at work.

The Spaniard spent Thursday at the Blues' Finch Farm training ground and says he is already planning for what he hopes will be a long and successful tenure at the helm.

"I know what this football club means in terms of the families [it affects] and the passion, so I understand how honoured I am to have this position," he told evertonfc.com.

"My message to fans is to get excited and get ready, because we need to be a strong team. And when I say team, that's from them to everyone else at the football club and, of course, the players.

"We need to compete against anything and against anyone. If we are really strong and really help each other, we are capable."