Everton manager Roberto Martinez identified leadership qualities in Garry Monk by making him his first captain at Swansea so seeing him in the opposing dug-out this weekend comes as no surprise.
Monk, in temporary charge at Swansea following the departure of Michael Laudrup, comes up against his old manager in an FA Cup fifth-round clash at Goodison Park :-
Roberto Martinez visited Everton Park to shed light on Everton Football Club's illustrious heritage.
The tower, which forms the centrepiece of Everton Football Club’s crest, has been permanently turned blue, with the manager himself pressing the switch.
The 235-year-old lock-up, known locally in north Liverpool as PrinceRupert’s Tower, sits on a triangular piece of ground in Everton Park between Netherfield Road South and Everton Brow.
The launch event was also attended by the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, and the Friends of Everton Park, and is the culmination of a year-long project to light up the tower and highlight the association between the Club and the community.
Everton host Aston Villa at Goodison Park in the Premier League.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez talks about his desire to replace Nikica Jelavic and rules out talk of being in the hunt for the Premier League title.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez speaking ahead of his side's Premier League game with Norwich at Goodison Park.