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Everton confirm Marco Silva assistant

Luis Boa Morte brings a wealth of Premier League experience

Soccerex - Manchester: Day Three Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images

As was rumoured last week, Everton have officially named Luis Boa Morte as Marco Silva’s new assistant following the departure of Joao Pedro Sousa, who joined Portuguese newly-promoted side Famalicão as their manager.

The winger has fourteen years of Premier League experience, having previously featured for Arsenal, Southampton, Fulham and West Ham United in that time.

Capped 28 times for Portugal, once the 41-year-old hung up his boots he joined Silva at Sporting Lisbon for the 2014-15 season managing the Under-19 squad. Since then Boa Morte worked as a scout for the Gunners before managing third division Portuguese club Sintrense, then taking over the Under-23 side at Portimonense. Since January this year he’s been assistant coach at Maccabi Haifa in Israel.

Boa Morte is with the Blues on a two-year contract -

“I’m very happy to be joining Everton, a big club with so much history and tradition.

“I’m excited to be working again with the manager, Marco Silva, who is a great coach and I would like to thank him for providing me with such a big opportunity.

“I’m looking forward to meeting all the players and staff at the Club when we return for pre-season training next month and start the preparations for the 2019/20 Premier League season.”

Silva was often seen conferring with his long-time friend Sousa on the bench during games, and it’ll be interesting to see how quickly he builds up a similar rapport with Boa Morte.