After bouncing around five clubs in the last four years, new Everton manager Marco Silva feels he is finally in a place where he can establish some roots and bring in a key element displayed by all clubs that have enduring success - stability.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, the Portuguese coach added -
“The club needs some stability in the manager and for the squad to not change every year,” he said.
”To be honest with you, it’s something I try to find for my career. Stability is something I want and a project with ambition.”
There’s certainly a project here at Everton especially since Farhad Moshiri took over as the major shareowner, with an exciting move to a state-of-the-art world-class stadium upcoming in a few years.
“When I spoke with the owner, one of the first things he said was about the new stadium.
”He wants really that I will be there as a coach. This shows he has confidence in my work and I will do everything for this to happen.
“When a club with a big past changes the stadium, it is important and I think it will be an enjoyable moment for all Evertonians and for me if I can stay and if I can prove I deserve to stay here.”
The club say that the move is planned for the beginning of the 2022-23 season while Silva’s three-year deal will expire at the end of the 2020-21 season, but it appears the Board is expecting him to succeed and get a contract extension.
In a separate interview with evertontv, Silva also spoke about his management style and how he gets the best out of his squad.
“It is my job. When you analyse a coach, you do not only analyse his record or results, you analyse what he can do with players, how he can develop players, how he can improve the club – his ideas and model, as well.
“It is important for me. It is good to hear ex-players say these things about me. I like to work in a good environment and have a good approach with my players.
“They know I will give them all the support possible but I will demand a lot from them, as well.”
The 40-year-old believes strongly in the power of relationships, starting at the squad level between the players and the backroom team.
“It is very important. Everything starts there. If we can build a strong connection between our technical staff and players and, after, with our fans, it is important.
“And you can achieve more if you have a good relationship and work in a good environment. If you have big demands of them, it is really important [to have a strong connection].
“And I like to work with a good relationship, not only with our players – with the players is the most important – but with everybody who works here at Finch Farm.”
Well-known for his attention to detail in training and immaculate preparation upfront, Silva said he has already started watching video on his players and seeing how he can get them to elevate their performances.
“Of course, I did my homework. Now is the moment to start to meet with everyone in the Club, to meet with all the people who support the squad, to start to get to know each other better, to know better some important things about our players and to make decisions.
“We need to look inside [our squad] first because we have quality and a very good base in our squad. And, after, [we will] analyse our squad and attack the market for the players we need.”
The players and the fans are in for quite the summer if this is anything to go by.