Roberto Martinez has admitted that his first aim as Everton manager is to bring silverware to the club.

Martinez moved to Goodison Park after guiding Wigan Athletic to FA Cup glory last season and believes that he can use that experience to help him in his new role.

Everton’s last major trophy came in 1995 when they won the FA Cup, and beat Blackburn later in the year to lift the Charity Shield at Wembley.

Martinez told evertontv: “At Everton, with the significance, tradition and history, it [winning silverware] needs to be part of our DNA.

“We all know how difficult it is to win silverware but it is important to start setting those goals as dreams.

“Clearly, once you get that taste you want more and we need to make sure that we get that together at Everton.”

The Toffees last major final saw them reach Wembley in the 2009 FA Cup final, where they were defeated 2-1 by Chelsea.

The Merseyside club have won the FA Cup on five occasions, but never lifted the League Cup trophy, despite reaching the final twice.

As a manager, last year’s success over Manchester City was the first time Martinez has won a knock-out cup, although he also lead Swansea City to the League One title in 2008.

The 39-year-old believes cup success would lift the whole club and is something they can certainly achieve.

He added: “Once you win silverware it is an addictive feeling. I do feel that that is something we want to continue here.

“It is something where we can drive each other on to achieve, because it is important that we can share those emotions and feelings together.”


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