It was a special day at Umbro’s HQ today, as a group of eleven specially chosen fans and manager Roberto Martinez helped us to make a big announcement – from the start of the next football season we will be supplying football kits, technical and training product for Everton Football Club.
The club’s manager Roberto Martinez announced the news to the shocked group of eleven Everton fans, who had been invited to Manchester with no idea of what to expect. The fans immediately took to Twitter and Facebook to announce the news of the new collaboration between Umbro and Everton, which will kick off in July this year.
Martinez, who has inspired Everton through a magnificent first season so far as manager, also sat down with the group of fans for a exclusive Q&A.
Speaking about the news, Everton manager Roberto Martinez said: “Everyone at the Club is not only delighted, but excited, to be back wearing the Umbro diamond next season.
“I have been involved in a number of discussions with Umbro over the past few months in preparation for next season and their approach to quality, design and the technical aspects of the product is unique and I have no doubt it will help us to perform to our full potential on the pitch.”
He added: “It has been a great experience giving a number of our fans an exclusive opportunity to meet Umbro, to take them through the design process of the 2014/15 kit and, most importantly, be able to give them this news first.”
The big news of the day was the announcement of our new deal with Everton Football Club. The five-year deal means that Umbro will return to the Premier League for the start of the 2014/15 season, with the Merseyside club wearing a smart, unique design that is technically innovative and inspired by their particular history.
Home, away and third kits will be revealed later this year, alongside a full range of training wear and off-pitch sportswear for fans and players. In the year that we celebrate our 90th birthday, we’re pleased to be supplying not just the Everton first team squad, but also all men’s, women’s and youth teams, alongside all of Everton’s grass-roots programmes.
lucky Everton fans who arrived at Umbro’s Manchester HQ today didn’t just get
to meet Mr. Martinez – they also got a special insight into the way we craft
our football kits, and the thought process that will be going into making
Everton the smartest club in English football next season. However, they’re all
sworn to secrecy for now!
Umbro and Everton have a long history of success together, with the team having worn our famous double diamond in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Now, with the team impressing many people on the pitch, we’re looking forward to working together again to make sure that Everton are the best looking team in the league!