After a fantastic first season in charge of Everton, Roberto Martinez has agreed to a new five-year contract the club announced today. The contract keeps Martinez at Everton through the 2018-2019 season. Terms of the deal were not released.
This offseason has seen hints of other clubs being interested in poaching the Spaniard from Goodison Park, but this deal should easily quash any chance of that happening.
Martinez introduced a new attacking style of play to Everton in his first season. The club saw a record points total lead to a 5th place finish and a return to the Europa League for the first time since 2009-2010. With this deal in place Martinez will now be able to focus on building a squad capable of competing in both the Europa League and for a Champions League place in the English Premier League.
For the World Cup, Martinez will be in Brazil as an analyst for ESPN's United States coverage, reprising his role from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.