Everton boss Martinez working behind the scenes to secure James McCarthy, Seamus Coleman, Ross Barkley and John Stones to new long term deals
The Toffees superb form this season has been built on foundations of experience sprinkled with the exuberance of youth and Everton manager Martinez is keen to reward the players who have set Goodison Park alight this season.
The Spaniard has managed to transform his teams style of play with senior players such as Tim Howard, Sylvain Distin, Phil Jagielka, Gareth Barry and Leighton Baines fully buying into the Martinez football philosophy.
Martinez believes introducing the unknown quality and immense talent of the young players to the know-how of his senior pros’ has been the catalyst for his teams somewhat unexpected tilt at Champions League qualification.
With keeper Howard and defenders Distin and Baines having recently committed to Everton Football Club, and the manager planning to hold talks with Gareth Barry this summer, the Catalan is now fully focused on securing the long term futures of the Toffees Fantastic Four.
Martinez has praised James McCarthy, Seamus Coleman, Ross Barkley and John Stones for their raw talent, bravery and sustained development and it is these attributes the Spaniard is keen to reward.
All four are now in line for new deals that will secure their futures to the Blues.
“As a football club we will always reward players that perform and develop well,” explained Martinez.
“We will always work hard behind the scenes to deal and work with those in an efficient manner. As I always say we are not going to come out in the press and media and do our business that way.”
“And when we’ve done something the fans will be the first to find out,” Martinez added.
The successful blending of a core group of senior players with the emerging young talent at Goodison Park has paid immediate dividends for Martinez and his backroom team.
In what many experts and supporters had termed a transitional first season, the Blues have broken numerous Premier League records. A remarkable set of achievements in the Catalans first season at the helm
And while the Everton boss is focusing in on pushing Champions League rivals Arsenal all the way to the wire, he has also been working behind the scenes on plans to secure the future of the club.
“We have got a very strong core of experienced players and the signing of Tim Howard, alongside Leighton Baines and Sylvain Distin on new deals, is a massive message,” said Martinez.
“And then we have a young group who we are going to allow to develop in our football club and be given the time, patience and the focus that they deserve to grow in to the potential we know they have.
“We always try to go from window to window trying to get in a stronger position in terms of the squad.
“We will never change that.”