The Everton boss Roberto Martinez has declared "the FA Cup is unique" after Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert said the majority of Premier League sides saw the competition as a "distraction":
Everton have confirmed the appointment of Roberto Martinez as the football club's new manager after agreeing a four-year contract.
The Spaniard resigned from Wigan following their recent Premier League relegation, which came days after the team's remarkable FA Cup final victory over Manchester City.
Martinez succeeds David Moyes, who left Goodison Park to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
Manager Roberto Martinez has asked to leave Wigan and has been given permission to speak to Everton, chairman Dave Whelan has confirmed.