New Everton director of football Marcel Brands is relishing the opportunity to work with Marco Silva following his confirmation as Toffees manager.
Silva officially starts his new role at Finch Farm on Friday, the same day Brands begins his new position following his move from PSV.
The relationship between the two men is going to be crucial as they work together to try and revive Everton’s fortunes.
Brands is believed to have played a role in securing Silva’s appointment and has already given his seal of approval.
Speaking to the official website, Brands said:
“Marco is a young coach but also an experienced coach and he’s worked already at the top, while also gaining experience of the Premier League which is also an important factor,” Brands added.
“One of the most important things is that he’s a guy who wants to play attractive, attacking football and also wants to work in the structure we have at Everton.
He’s a guy who has proved already that he wants to work with young players, make them better and he has performed very well with the teams he’s worked with. He will be a very good manager for Everton.
“His vision in football, the way he is thinking about football is what we want. He wants to structure a team and he has proved already with a few clubs with good results, so I believe strongly in him.
“He’s an open guy who wants to work together with good staff and in an environment at Finch Farm which is conducive to building something strong.”