Everton manager, Roberto Martinez, has signed a new five-year contract with the Premier League club, as the club confirmed on Thursday.
The 40-year-old has succeeded David Moyes at Goodison Park and had originally signed a four-year contract.
However, his great first season with the highest points tally in the club’s history have now earned a new bettered deal.
"I could not be more proud of the way Everton performed throughout the entire season and the memories we were able to make together,” Martinez told the club’s official website.
"I am really excited about next season. I knew from the moment I arrived at Everton that this was a special place and I’d like to thank everyone associated with the club, the board, all the staff, the players and our brilliant supporters for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to build on the traditions and success of this great club."
Chairman Bill Kenwright added: “In many commentators’ eyes, Roberto Martinez is the best young manager in Europe. We agree. He took on an unfamiliar challenge for most managers; to take something really good and make it even better.
“He has succeeded. In his debut season he broke our Premier League record points haul, got us back into Europe and developed some of the most exciting young footballers in the game.
“He conducts himself off the pitch in the same way. He undertakes his business with great style, confidence, positivity and class. He is an Everton man.
“There is no magical ingredient to what we do at Everton. We’re a football club and we recognise the fundamental importance of our manager.
“And, when we find our man, we empower him. We support and provide him with everything at our disposal. We commit to our managers, and we’re immensely pleased that Roberto has committed to us. We want the best because only the best will do."
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