Everton Football Club, of the English Premier League, have announced a five-year kit deal with Umbro.
Everton will wear Umbro from the 2014-15 season onwards, including all matchwear and training products, as part of the technical sponsorship which follows just two years with the UK-based brand's former owners, Nike.
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Manager Roberto Martinez welcomed the return of the double diamond to the Toffees' shirt and stated that he was in "no doubt it will help [the team] to perform to our full potential on the pitch.”
The Club's chief executive Robert Elstone reminded the fans of the two organisations' historical connections - with Umbro providing kit for the Merseyside club from the early 1970s right up to 2000, with just a brief interruption from Le Coq Sportif - pointing out that "Umbro enjoys a great affinity with Evertonians" and also confirming the team will wear a "bespoke" kit design.
Paul Nugent of Umbro reiterated that “Everton fans can expect smart, modern and, importantly, unique kits next season.”