Belgium manager Roberto Martinez feels that Premier League side Everton have an “incredible” future ahead of them beyond this term.
Roberto Martinez landed the Everton job back in the 2013-14 season. But he was sacked by the current owner Farhad Moshiri back in 2016. Roberto Martinez was again linked with the Everton job after Rafael Benítez was sacked. But Frank Lampard landed the job ahead of the Belgium manager.
Everton have enjoyed a pretty under-par season this term. The club currently sits 16th in the Premier League table. The club have picked up just 22 points from 23 league games so far this term. Frank Lampard’s side won comfortably against Leeds United. But were on the wrong end of the stick yet again as they were beaten 2-0 by Southampton on Saturday.
Everton announced at the start of the season that the club were building a new stadium. Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium is a proposed stadium for the toffees. The stadium is set to replace Goodison Park at the start of the 2024-25 Premier League campaign. The new stadium will reportedly have the capacity to hold over 52,000 people.
Firstly, the former club manager Roberto Martinez believes that with the appointment of Frank Lampard as the new head coach and the construction of the new stadium, Everton have a very bright future ahead of themselves. Secondly, he also admitted that results have been very poor this term and need to improve.
Roberto Martinez verdict on the future of Everton
Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live about Everton’s current situation and what the future holds for Everton, Roberto Martinez said:
“I think Everton has got an incredible future,”
“The news of the new stadium in two years, which is nothing in football, could give a real new start.
“Everton is a big club in terms of expectations, the fans, they know what it means to win the league, win titles, it’s a long time ago but it is still in the DNA and the nature of the club.
“To have 22 points out of 22 games in the Premier League, this is a very difficult situation, but you look at the squad of players and the way Frank Lampard has come in, it’s given a new lease of life to some of the players.”
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