Jagielka reveals Everton ‘uncertainty’ after Martínez appointment
Everton captain Phil Jagielka says there is "uncertainty" in the Toffees dressing room after Roberto Martínez's appointment
Phil Jagielka has revealed there is “uncertainty” in the Everton dressing room following Roberto Martínez’s appointment.
The Spaniard was named as David Moyes’ successor on Wednesday after the Scot decided to call time on his 11-year Toffees career and replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United in May.
Martínez is already facing a fight to keep hold of his best players, with Leighton Baines being linked with United, while Marouane Fellaini is attracting interest from Arsenal.
And Toffees captain Jagielka says the Everton players are looking forward to proving their worth to the new manager.
“There is a bit of uncertainty amongst the lads. You never quite know if you’re the new manager’s type of player,” said Jagielka.
“But he mentioned me as his captain when he spoke to the press, so that was nice to hear.
“You never quite know what to expect but all you can do is keep working hard, keep doing what you do best and hope it will be enough to impress the new man.
“I don’t know a great deal about the gaffer, but whenever our paths have crossed he always seems to be a really nice guy.”
Jagielka, signed by Moyes in a £4m deal from Sheffield United in 2008, scored twice in 36 Premier League appearances this season.