Roberto Martinez will embrace the challenge the additional pressure the club’s new billionaire investor Farhad Moshiri will demand.
Over the weekend, the Iranian is believed to have agreed to pay about Â£85million for an initial 49.9 percent share, pledging to plough significantly more into the club’s transfer dealings and infrastructure.
With money behind him – something few Everton managers have been blessed with – Martinez will be expected to deliver better results than he has this season with arguably the best squad in a generation.
Champions League qualification will now become even more of a focus but Martinez, whose side are currently 12 points adrift of the top four but with a match in hand, is happy to operate under those expectations.
“It is something I want. As a manager I didn’t arrive at Everton saying ‘I hope I can stay here six or seven years and go through the motions’,” he said.
“I set the bar really high, I wanted a winning team and I wanted to get into the Champions League and that is still the case.
“With a new investor and fresh blood into our club all of a sudden you have a new opportunity to get to those aspirations quicker.
“Nothing changes and that is what we want. The chairman and myself will embrace that pressure and that need of delivering the right outcome as we have a strong belief in what we are doing.
“Farhad Moshiri will bring us a different dimension. It is a big moment in the club’s history with a new investor coming in.
“The vision Moshiri is sharing will take Everton to the next level – and every single department will be assessed.”