Roberto Martinez stepped down as manager of Wigan Athletic on Tuesday and looks set to become the manager of Everton – replacing the outgoing David Moyes.
After four years in charge at the DW Stadium, Martinez guided Wigan to their first FA Cup success before becoming the first manager to take them out of the Premier League.
The Spaniard has received a lot of praise from pundits and journalists for the footballing knowledge he has shown during his four seasons in the Premier League. Here is a look at his record in the Premier League.
Roberto Martinez’s head-to-head record in the Premier League is as follows:
Some statistics pulled from that:
29 – Manchester United have scored 29 goals in 8 Premier League matches against Roberto Martinez’s Wigan
22 – Manchester City have taken 22 points from a possible 24 in the last eight league meetings between the two
14 – Stoke City have conceded the most goals against Roberto Martinez’s Wigan in the Premier League
8 – Stoke City are the only team Roberto Martinez is unbeaten against in the Premier League of teams he has faced more than twice
4 – Roberto Martinez beat Wolves more than any other side
2 – Roberto Martinez has a 100% win record against both Burnley (2 games) and Reading (2) in the Premier League
1 – Wigan Athletic have scored just a single goal against both Manchester United and Manchester City in each of their last eight league meetings
0 – Roberto Martinez is yet to beat Everton, Fulham or Manchester City in the Premier League in eight attempts each
Interestingly, Roberto Martinez failed to beat Everton (D4 L4) and Manchester City (D1 L7) in the Premier League, but beat both teams in the FA Cup semi-final and final respectively to win this season’s competition.
Roberto Martinez’s biggest victory in the Premier League came in a 4-0 thrashing of Newcastle on 28 April 2012. He has suffered a 9-1 thrashing at Tottenham and 8-0 at Chelsea.
Roberto Martinez record vs top 6
Not many teams who consistently finish in the bottom half have a good record against the top six. Roberto Martinez’s Wigan Athletic were no exception. He lost at least 50% of his matches versus the top six in each of his four seasons, including 9 out of 12 last season.
Roberto Martinez record vs top half
The Spaniard’s record versus sides finishing in the top 10 was not much better – losing at least 50% of his games against sides finishing in the top half, including 15 out of 20 last season, winning just 1.
His success in the FA Cup cannot be denied – particularly thrashing Everton 3-0 in the semi-final and then knicking a 1-0 win over Manchester City on the big day. But failing to turn his side into a mid-table team, or at least avoiding relegation in four seasons showed he failed to progress, regardless of the money spent. The majority of the current Wigan squad were purchased by Roberto Martinez.