Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Martinez brings in Lawrence

Dennis Lawrence is the fifth member of Wigan's backroom staff to move to Everton

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has made another signing from former club Wigan with the appointment of Dennis Lawrence as first-team development coach.

The former Trinidad and Tobago international has been appointed to assist under-21 manager Alan Stubbs.

Lawrence, who also worked under Martinez at Swansea and Wigan, will be involved in ensuring information is filtered down to coaches throughout the academy set-up.

Martinez has already signed striker Arouna Kone, defender Antolin Alcaraz and goalkeeper Joel Robles - who all played under him at the DW Stadium - as well as four members of the Latics backroom staff.

The Spaniard is also being linked with a move for Chelsea's Victor Moses, who was at the DW Stadium for two and a half years.

Andy Holden, who was part of former manager David Moyes' backroom staff, has left the club.

Despite increased speculation about an impending deal for Moses, who has flown out for his club's pre-season tour of Asia, Press Association Sport understands it is highly unlikely at this stage.

Martinez is keen to bring in reinforcements in midfield and it is believed he is looking at options elsewhere.

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