Roberto Martinez has been officially confirmed as Everton's new manager and has signed a four year deal with the Toffees, according to the club's official website. 

The Spaniard won the FA Cup last season with Wigan but asked to leave the club following their relegation from the Premier League.

Martinez has been in charge of Wigan for four seasons after finishing 16th twice and 15th before relegation last year.

He will now take over from David Moyes at Goodison Park who will be replacing Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United after guiding Everton to a sixth place finish. Moyes had been at Everton for 11 years and Martinez will hope to emulate the Moyes' success of achieving European football.

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan is already on the lookout for a new manager to guide them back into the Premier League.  Whelan has stated that there will no clause that prevents Martinez bidding for Wigan players in an attempt to bring them to the Merseyside club.

The 39-year-old Spaniard had previously been in charge of Swansea before joining the DW Stadium in 2009.


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