Roberto Martinez is very very impressed with Bill Kenwright

    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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    1. In all honesty though is he really likely to come out and say that Kenwright is so far out of his depth, as a Chairman in todays Prem, as to beggar belief?!.

      Compared to the chairman and board Martinez had at Wigan perhaps he can be forgiven for holding a view of adequacy of the system he works in now. On a day to day, tactical, level I’d be prepared to believe that the board show the manager whatever support they can as well.

      The unforgiveable failing of this board though is not tactical…its strategic. Two failed ground moves…one failed redevelopment of the Park End…a Kitbag merchandising deal that sees them benefit from increased popularity of the club and not us. The list is a litany of failure to keep the club performing at the same level commercially as Roberto is delivering on the pitch.

      Credit where its due Kenwright has a knack for picking managers, but, now he has to deliver the sustainable business plan that gives the manager the resources to stay competetive. Maybe then a few more Evertonians will share Roberto’s views of the people who hired him.

    2. I think Bill should have more respect from our fans. He has done amazingly well for our club. Just because we don’t have unlimited resources he is seen as a failure, this is nonsense! You tell me a better chairman in the prem? You name me a chairman who loves his club more…I’m struggling! These fans who think we should be owned by a billionaire are shortsighted as we clearly see at the moment theses chairmen do not care about the history, don’t care about what’s important to the fans! Basically shut up and give Kenwright the acolation he deserves! He’s a Everton Legend in my eyes!

      • Being a chairman isnt about loving his club the most Matt. He has a job to do. I think half of what he does is excellent and he does provide good emotional support for his managers. The problem comes when every asset we have is sold off and we find ourselves with £90m of longterm debt and no plan to pay it off!


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