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Dave Whelan says Roberto Martinez is “tailor-made” for Everton FC. The Wigan owner may be right about his former employee, but all should remember that suits, like the people who wear them, can and often do, change in no time at all. On Wednesday, Martinez left Wigan  to take the manager’s job at Everton. He told a news conference that it was a “natural transition” for him to move to a bigger club and shoot for bigger targets. “It’s been a phenomenal time at Wigan, and I enjoyed every second of it, but after four years it was the right time,” Martinez said. “After I met the chairman, I knew that Everton was the right football club so it has been a natural transition. It’s the right time now to be involved in such an exciting challenge.” This is a defining moment in Martinez’s managerial career, as he comes to Everton with conflicting aspects to his reputation. He simultaneously guided Wigan to glory in last season’s FA Cup, but he also steered the Lactics into the abyss of relegati
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