Everton fans react on Twitter to new Roberto Martinez contract

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Roberto Martinez signed a new deal yesterday to stay at Everton until 2019.

As all eyes were on the build up to the World Cup in Brazil yesterday, the blue half of Merseyside were left quite smug with the news that Roberto Martinez has extended his contract at Goodison Park.

The Spaniard will now be Everton’s manager until 2019 unless he’s sacked, with a new deal thought to be worth a well deserved £3 million per year.

Martinez is one of the most likeable managers in the Premier League and someone who faced a huge task coming into the club and moving things forward from the David Moyes era.

Moyes created stability and Martinez developed the football to a point where the Toffees were well in the hunt for a Champions League place over the majority of last season.

Martinez made, and will continue to make, sensible squad additions in the transfer and loan markets which allowed him to brand the style of football he showed during his days at Swansea City and Wigan Athletic.

The job now will be how he reinvents this Everton side with the key departure of Romelu Lukaku up front.

Everton could go after the permanent signings of Lukaku, with Europa League football. They have an advantage in that respect but what works against them is the financial constraints that Martinez has to deal with.

What he’s so good at in light of that restriction, is the way he gets all of his players to buy into the philosophy and the entertaining style he’s trying to create.

Everton are no longer considered underdogs against the stereotypical big sides in the Premier League, with Goodison Park one of the most difficult places for Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United to go and get a result.

Here’s what Everton fans have made of the news on social media website Twitter.

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