Roberto Martinez

  • Everton fear for Barkley after scan shows ligament tear August 17, 2014

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez is concerned about the severity of a knee injury to Ross Barkley after a scan revealed a tear in England midfielder's medial ligament. The 20-year-old was injured in training and played no part in Saturday's 2-2 draw at promoted Leicester City on the opening day of the...
  • EPL Team Preview: Same again for Swansea in Premier League August 15, 2014

    Swansea: Swansea have ended their three seasons in the Premier League in 11th, ninth and 12th place and another mid-table finish will do just nicely for the Welsh club this campaign. After so many years languishing in the lower leagues, just being in the Premier League is beyond the wildest dreams...
  • Phil Jagielka's return a boost for Everton and England May 1, 2014

    England defender Phil Jagielka's 11-match absence from the Everton team looks likely to end on Saturday after coach Roberto Martinez said he was confident the player would be fit for the match against title-chasing Manchester City at Goodison Park. The news will also be a boost for England manager Roy Hodgson...
  • No pressure to sell young talent, says Everton's Roberto Martinez April 30, 2014

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez said he was under no financial pressure to cash in on the young stars that have helped sustain his side's push for a place in the Premier League top four. Midfielder Ross Barkley and defender John Stones have been two of Everton's bright lights this season, winning...
  • Moyes endures horror return to Everton as Martinez outwits United April 21, 2014

    Everton's past and future collided in a nightmare return to Goodison Park for former manager David Moyes whose Manchester United side were outwitted by his successor Roberto Martinez in a 2-0 defeat on Sunday. The result ended United's slim hopes of Champions League football next season as Everton stayed firmly in...
  • Everton can still finish fourth, says coach Martinez April 17, 2014

    Liverpool: Everton manager Roberto Martinez is confident his side can finish fourth in the Premier League despite suffering a "hurtful" 3-2 defeat by Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on Wednesday. After winning their last seven league matches, Everton's confidence should have been high, but they failed to get going against Tony...
  • Everton running hot in race for Champions League April 8, 2014

    It is a sign of the feel-good factor surrounding Everton's push for a top-four finish that instead of bunkering down as the season reaches its tense finale, Roberto Martinez's side are holding an open training session in front of thousands of fans. Having won six successive league matches, the latest a...
  • Roberto Martinez eyes top-four finish after Fulham test March 30, 2014

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez welcomed the challenge of finishing in the top four and believes his team have a realistic chance of doing so after they beat a spirited Fulham 3-1 at Craven Cottage on Sunday. The visitors have won five Premier League games in a row to climb to...
  • Everton must end awayday blues, says Roberto Martinez March 24, 2014

    Everton must put an end to their awayday blues at Newcastle United on Tuesday to keep alive their outside hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League, said manager Roberto Martinez. His team have won eight successive games at Goodison Park in all competitions but have not triumphed away from home...
  • Roberto Martinez and Ben Watson inspiration behind Manchester City upset: Uwe Rosler March 10, 2014

    Former manager Roberto Martinez and FA Cup final hero Ben Watson were the inspiration behind Wigan Athletic's quarter-final upset win over English Premier League aristocrats Manchester City, victorious manager Uwe Rosler said. The holders were given little hope of repeating their 1-0 final win over City in May, masterminded by now...
  • Everton's Phil Jagielka 'unlikely' to face Arsenal: Roberto Martinez March 6, 2014

    Everton captain Phil Jagielka looks set to miss their FA Cup quarter-final against Arsenal on Saturday after failing to recover from a hamstring injury, manager Roberto Martinez said on Thursday. The 31-year-old Jagielka picked up the injury in training last week and was absent from England's victory over Denmark on Wednesday. "It's...
  • Everton's Lacina Traore sidelined for 'weeks not months' February 25, 2014

    Everton's on-loan striker Lacina Traore will be out for a number of weeks with a hamstring injury, manager Roberto Martinez said on Tuesday. The Ivory Coast international, who scored in his only appearance since joining from Monaco in January, suffered the injury in the warm-up before Saturday's Premier League defeat by...
  • Naismith and Lukaku hand Everton injury boost February 18, 2014

    Everton have been handed a double boost with Steven Naismith expected to be fit for Saturday's Premier League match at leaders Chelsea and fellow striker Romelu Lukaku available for the following week's clash with West Ham United. Scottish international Naismith was forced off during Sunday's FA Cup fifth round win over...
  • Martinez says it's time to stop the diving January 3, 2014

    London: Diving or "simulation" is becoming a growing problem and everyone involved in football has a responsibility to make it stop, Everton manager Roberto Martinez said on Friday. Martinez's comments coincided with FIFA president Sepp Blatter slating players for what he described as "incredibly unfair and preposterous" simulation and feigning injury. "It...
  • Leighton Baines return to give Roberto Martinez welcome headache December 20, 2013

    London: Everton manager Roberto Martinez says the imminent return of Leighton Baines will give him a welcome Christmas headache. Baines, who is pushing Ashley Cole as England's number one left back, suffered a fractured toe in the 3-3 draw with Liverpool last month, since when Costa Rica's Bryan Oviedo has seamlessly...
  • Arsene Wenger's moans are a compliment, says Everton's coach December 14, 2013

    Liverpool: Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes criticism of his side by Arsenal's Arsene Wenger should be seen as a compliment but he is keen to avoid complacency seeping into his squad ahead of Saturday's home game against Fulham. Wenger said Everton had "stopped us every single time with a foul" during...
  • Martinez's Everton ready to make statement at Manchester United December 3, 2013

    London: Roberto Martinez's appointment as manager of Everton was almost overlooked amidst the fall-out of the club's former boss David Moyes moving to Manchester United to replace Alex Ferguson. Yet Everton travel to Old Trafford on Wednesday above them in the league and playing with a style and confidence which...
  • Lukaku inspires Everton to 3-2 win over Newcastle October 1, 2013

    Liverpool: Romelu Lukaku scored twice and set up the other goal to lead Everton to a 3-2 win over Newcastle on Monday, lifting the Premier League's only unbeaten team to fourth in the standings. The Belgium striker, who is on loan from Chelsea, shredded Newcastle's flaky defense to score either side...
  • Manchester United bids for Everton duo are waste of time: Martinez August 20, 2013

    Manchester United's approach for two leading Everton players is a waste of time, the Merseyside club's manager Roberto Martinez said on Tuesday. The Spaniard's comments came the day after the club's director of communications Alan Myers branded the bids for Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini and England defender Leighton Baines as...
  • Everton coming up with an improved deal for McCarthy July 31, 2013

    Everton are believed to be coming up with an improved bid in order to avail the services of Wigan Athletic midfielder James McCarthy. The DailyStar reports the Toffees are all set to launch their third bid worth £15 million for the Republic of Ireland international after their first two bids fell...
  • Everton land two more Wigan players in Antolin Alcaraz and Joel Robles July 10, 2013

    Liverpool: New Everton manager Roberto Martinez made it three straight signings of former Wigan Athletic players when he swooped for defender Antolin Alcaraz and goalkeeper Joel Robles on Tuesday. Martinez, who left relegated Wigan at the end of last season, also bought Ivory Coast striker Arouna Kone from the English FA...
  • Arsenal to launch a 24million pound bid for Everton midfielder Fellani June 22, 2013

    Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini is on the Arsenal radar after the Gunners launched a £24million bid for the Belgian. According to a report in Liverpooldailypost, manager Arsene Wenger is very keen on signing Fellani and has been apprehending him in order to reinforce his squad. After closely being linked with speculations...
  • Relegated Wigan turn to former Bolton manager Owen Coyle June 14, 2013

    London: FA Cup holders Wigan Athletic, who were relegated from the Premier League two days after winning their first major trophy, are set to appoint Owen Coyle, the former boss of rivals Bolton Wanderers, as their manager. "In principle we have agreed a deal," Wigan owner Dave Whelan told Sky Sports...
  • Roberto Martinez confirmed as the new Everton manager June 5, 2013

    London: Roberto Martinez has been named Everton manager after leaving Wigan Athletic where the Spaniard forged a reputation for making the best of limited resources and playing attractive football. Martinez has signed a four-year contract at Goodison Park, Everton said on their website (www.evertonfc.com) on Wednesday. He guided Wigan to FA...
  • Relegation no obstacle to new Premier League job May 29, 2013

    London: Having a relegation on your CV might not seem the best thing for the employment prospects of aspiring Premier League managers but it does not seem to be hampering their chances of a plum job. Roberto Martinez is being courted by high-flying Everton despite presiding over Wigan Athletic's drop to...
  • Roberto Martinez asks to leave Wigan Athletic May 28, 2013

    London: Roberto Martinez asked to leave Wigan Athletic on Tuesday having guided the club to FA Cup glory days before being relegated from the Premier League, with Everton and Stoke City already linked with his signature. The Spaniard had been in charge since 2009, having previously helped turn Swansea City...
  • Mancini praises Martinez ahead of FA Cup final May 10, 2013

    London: Roberto Martinez is a strong manager who can keep Wigan Athletic in the Premier League, Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini said on the eve of Saturday's FA Cup final against the Spaniard's struggling team. Wigan's place in the top flight is under threat as they are three points from safety...
  • Roberto Martinez can mark milestone by easing Wigan out of drop zone May 6, 2013

    London: Wigan Athletic, the English Premier League's great escapologists, will aim to perform their latest Houdini act by beating Swansea City on Tuesday and climbing out of the relegation zone. The third from bottom club have been perennial strugglers since being promoted to the top flight for the first time...
  • Wigan sink Millwall to reach first FA Cup final April 14, 2013

    London: Millwall fans fought among themselves at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, overshadowing Wigan's 2-0 victory that advanced the club to the first FA Cup final in their 81-year history. Police and security officers appeared slow to react as disorder built throughout the second half. Groups of Millwall supporters brawled with...
  • Injury ends Miyaichi's dreams of FA Cup final appearance March 12, 2013

    London: Ryo Miyaichi's hopes of becoming the first Japanese player to appear in an FA Cup final ended on Tuesday when Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez said he expected the winger to miss the rest of the season. Japan international Miyaichi, 20, suffered an ankle injury after coming on as...