Date: 5th June 2018 at 9:00am
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New Everton manager Marco Silva was officially presented to the media on Monday afternoon alongside new Director of Football Marcel Brands, and his words certainly struck the right tone amongst the fanbase.

Using words like ‘commitment, motivation and ambition’ as he outlined how he planned to ensure that we did ‘everything to make the Club better every single day’, the 40-year-old has certainly hit the ground running as he became our 17th permanent manager and he knows that key to his success with us is in building a bond between the players and the fans.

Speaking to the Official Site as he continued his media offensive, the Portuguese gaffer explained.

“It is a huge club, a huge story behind us as well. We (myself and Marcel) want to develop the Club, develop our players, and make the Club better every single day. This is our goal. It is important to make the fans proud of our team. We need to build a strong connection between the team and fans.”

Silva went on to praise the fans for the atmosphere they had created when he’d made the trip to Goodison Park with his former sides, stating that he understood they pushed the team and were demanding, and those demands had to be met by the players on the pitch.

“The fans reflect how big the Club is. It is a huge club and we need to give them some good feeling. I know what our fans expect and I know what they want to see in every game: big commitment, big attitude and always a big motivation and big ambition in our team. It is our obligation. When you are in football, you need to put that in every day in your work. If the fans feel we are doing everything in every single match, at the end we will be proud. Then it is a matter of getting results and we will do everything to do that.”

Now in fairness, you wouldn’t expect him to say anything else really. He’ll have learned from Sam Allardyce’s time, the media and the disconnect and he’s an ambitious man and would no doubt have wanted slightly better on a record front from his time at Hull City and Watford.

Everton’s history means this job is now a step up and he won’t want to be a flop. He addressed that himself when talking about Everton needing stability, which was also something he needed at this moment in time in his career as well, so his eyes are well open to things here.

Now we see if the positives vibes translate into transfer deals and the manner in which we start the campaign of 2018/19.