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Steve Walsh wants to build an Everton team “to be proud of”

Director of football reveals more about his role at Goodison Park

Everton Announce New Director of Football Steve Walsh Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images

Everton’s director of football Steve Walsh says he wants to build a team the fans “can be proud of”.

Walsh is expected to have a busy month as he works to bring in a number of players to bolster Ronald Koeman’s squad during the January transfer window.

The 51-year-old joined Everton from champions Leicester, where he was assistant manager, last summer.

Speaking at Everton’s AGM at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Walsh revealed more about his role at the club and relationship with manager Koeman.

"I’m involved in all the major football decisions at the club. Player recruitment is the key area and my area of expertise.

"I’d like to build with Ronald a team everyone can be proud of.

“Knowing the club, I knew the passion and the magnitude of the club. I really understand what people mean when they say it’s a ‘proper football club’.

"We get as much info as possible about targets, finding out what they're like as people as well as players to build right team ethic.

"Most of the players in the Premier League are foreign players so it’s important that we have all the major leagues covered.

"We try to do a bit in South America as well. When I first came in and had a conversation with Ronald, I asked ‘How do you like to play?’ and ‘What type of players do you like?’"