Ronald Koeman has made a name for himself blooding youngsters at the higher levels of the game. Everywhere he has gone in his managerial career he has been adamant in using the younger players in the squad to give the squad the necessary boost whenever needed.
While the manager is set to announce his coaching staff in his first press conference on Friday afternoon, he has already been going over the rosters at the Academy and spoke to evertontv about his initial impressions.
VIDEO: @RonaldKoeman looking forward to working with #EFC's talented youngsters. #WelcomeRonaldhttps://t.co/SozjgHjZr7— Everton (@Everton) June 16, 2016
He went on to say about the youth:
“Everton had a strong squad last season. Of course, there will be some changes in the squad, but that is the same for every club ahead of a new season. First of all, it’s really important to get a good view about young players. I’m a manager that likes to give young players a chance to become part of the first team.
“I’ve heard Everton has a good academy with some very good young players. It’s important for the Club to give young players the chance to come through.
“I will talk to people at the Club over the weekend to make a plan over the next couple of weeks, then start pre-season and make sure we have a really strong team so we can have a strong team that can fight for a high position in the table.”
While Roberto Martinez gave youngsters like Matthew Pennington, Tyias Browning, Brendan Galloway, Kieran Dowell, Callum Connolly, Tom Davies and Jonjoe Kenny chances to play, we could see more of the kids during the Koeman regime.