Was listening to Kilbane on the Monday night club and he was saying he was talking to a few faces behind the scenes that he knows and they absolutely love Martinez. He acknowledged that they're bound to say that about a new manager obviously, out of politeness, but he said it was a genuine feeling from all of the staff. He said that RM takes the time to talk to all the staff, treats them with respect and values their contributions etc.
Obviously that's not going to win games or points on the surface - so you might say that's all very well. But it's an indication of what a terrific man manager he is and how he understands the culture of our club and the importance of our people. If you can get colleagues behind you, like he seems to have, it makes the transition so much easier and it makes such a difference to the workplace, and most importantly to the players improvement and development. It's also important for us to have a strong connection between the manager and fans, and to have a strong Everton community, given that we're not rich. It's an important tool in trying to combat bigger clubs, and he really seems to understand that.
I'm sure there might be some difficult days from time to time in the future, but I'm delighted with him as a representative of our club.