Former Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes it is only a “matter of time” before the glory days return to his old club.
Everton have failed to win a major trophy since their FA Cup triumph over Manchester United back in 1995, and have not finished inside the top four since 2005.
Martinez went close to breaking both of those records when he was in charge of the Blues, by guiding his side to a fifth place finish in his first season in charge, and to both the FA Cup and League Cup semi-finals in his second season in charge.
And Martinez, who has accumulated the biggest Premier League points haul in a single season in the club’s history, believes under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti the good days and silverware are destined to return to Goodison Park.
“You don’t have to be realistic, there’s no such word in football. It’s realistic with what you compare it [with],” he told Mirror Football when asked about Everton’s ambitions for next season.
” Carlo Ancelott i is one of the best coaches in the world, the experience and know-how that he has.
” Everton the history of winning nine league titles is always there in the minds of football fans.
“It’s just a matter of time before Everton win silverware and will have fantastic years to celebrate them. I am absolutely convinced the club is destined to do that.”
Before the Spaniard added: “You’re expected to win every game and competition you go into. I think that is something that is needed to manage Everton.
“He [Ancelotti]’s a manager that can cope with the expectations, now it’s just making sure that he’s got the time to build a side which could bring silverware to Goodison Park and try to get closer to those top four positions.
“He knows exactly what to do to adapt to what’s needed.
“So far it’s been an introduction to steady the football club and try to give players an opportunity to express themselves and gather a lot of information to build his team and I’m really looking forward to seeing his first full season and the shape of a team playing his football.”