Roberto Martinez remains excited by his Everton project and cannot wait to work again with young players like Ross Barkley and John Stones.
The former Wigan boss led the Toffees to a fifth-placed Premier League finish - and Europa League qualification - last term in his first season in charge.
This led to speculation other clubs could come calling for his services, but the Spaniard signed a new five-year deal as he seeks to build for the future.
And Martinez, who has been in Brazil covering the World Cup as a TV pundit, cannot wait to get to work again, especially with young players Barkley and Stones, who have been on England duty.
He said: “I have signed my contract at Everton – it’s an exciting project.
“I’m looking forward to getting back to work with young players like Ross Barkley and John Stones.
“I want to see them after their experience with England this summer.
“Ross played in the World Cup and John was on standby and also played in America before they went to Brazil.”