Everton latest: Martinez keen to help England as Stubbs departs

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With Everton youngster Ross Barkley currently in Brazil at the World Cup and defender John Stones on the standby list, Roberto Martinez has helped England with the next generation of international stars. Big things are expected of the duo next season, and Martinez says he will work hard on providing Roy Hodgson with as many players as possible.

"From our point of view, we always pride ourselves on helping the England camp as much as we can in producing good youngsters and making as many available as possible. That will always be the case," said Martinez. "It's always good to see players from Everton representing the national team and in the case of the youngsters, we're very excited about the ones we have."

"We're going to protect and develop John, Ross and the others underneath to fulfil their potential because they're going to have a terrific future for England and the English game in general," added the Spaniard.

Everton have already lost coach Alan Irvine this summer as the Scot was surprisingly appointed as the new manager of Premier League rivals West Bromwich Albion - and Martinez's staff have taken another hit as Alan Stubbs has been appointed as the new manager of Scottish side Hibernian after the Edinburgh side were relegated from the SPL.

"I would like to thank Everton for giving me the chance to take up this position with Hibernian and now I just can’t wait to get started, helping the club to earn promotion," said Stubbs. "To be given this opportunity with Hibernian is a great privilege and a real honour – it is a massive club with huge potential.

"I’m excited about the future here at Hibernian and what we can all achieve together at the club – this is the start of the journey. I’ve been at Everton for almost six years and now I believe I’m ready to take on the role of head coach here at Hibernian," continued the former Toffees defender.

Meanwhile, Martinez will be hoping to add to his squad, and a winger will no doubt be on his list of priorities after Gerard Deulofeu's loan deal from Barcelona expired. Unsurprisingly, the latest name linked with the club is Chelsea's Victor Moses. Whilst the Nigerian failed at Liverpool, he enjoyed the best days of his career under Martinez at Wigan Athletic, and he could revitalise his career at Goodison Park.

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