Roberto Martinez is very very impressed with Bill Kenwright
Roberto Martinez has been talking about the current upheaval at Cardiff City in which Manager Malky Mackay and bluebirds chairman Vincent Tan appear to be at loggerheads. Mackay had been speaking to the press about wanting to sign 3 players in the January transfer window, to which Tan took great offence and publicly lambasted his manager and then sent him a very damning email saying he had to quit or be sacked.
Martinez was asked whether Everton chairman Bill Kenwright would have sent him that email, Martinez replied: “No.
“I think it is fair to say that that relationship is the most important one in a football club.
“I cannot comment about other clubs, because I don’t know the ins and the outs, but probably that makes me even more satisfied with what we have at our club.
“I have been very, very impressed with our chairman and I don’t think he has been getting the credit he deserves over the years.
“All I have had from him is support.”
Bill Kenwright became Everton chairman back in 2004 and has been a supporter of the club since he was a child, but over the years he has faced a troubled tenure following accusations of mismanagement from groups such as The Blue Union and various supporter groups who think the clubs assets and finances have been handled badly
The Spaniard added: “I think the manager’s position can be a lonely place and you need the support from upstairs, that is clear.
“I’m delighted that at Everton, we have that in abundance.”
“With the finances we have, what we have to do is use them well and be creative with it, and I have no problems whatsoever with that.
“I can tell you that the chairman and the board are always supportive and always want to find a way to allow me to do things with the playing staff.
“I couldn’t be happier with what we have behind the scenes and the fans should know that.
“Sometimes it is all too easy to blame the finances when things are not going too well.”
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