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.
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.