Post by darlingtondave on Jun 7, 2017 11:23:38 GMT
New Manager Appointed
Everton surprised fans today following their relegation to League One when they appointed former Arsenal manager David Gooch. Gooch resigned from his Arsenal post and immediately approached Everton over their vacancy and Everton FC were delighted to find a manager of his calibre after the job.
Gooch is a manager who has won silverware at Arsenal in previous years and is regarded by the club as the man to bring back the Everton glory days and build them back to the top division.
In his press statement Goch said "I am delighted to be sitting here as Everton manager it is a job I have always wanted so when the opportunity arose I had to apply. I am looking to get the club back to where they belong and winning trophies but the fans have to realise this is no quick fix with a magic wand that immediately gets us there. They need to be patient and get behind us as we build over the next few seasons and aim to build the team to deliver what the board, the manager and above all the fans expect."
When asked about promotion next season Gooch responded by saying " I would love to get promotion next season but if only things in life were as easy as just saying it. It won't be easy as there are quality teams in this division all wanting the same. I am aiming to get us out in two seasons at worst but fans must bear with us as there is some work to do. We have a good youth facility but we need to bring the youth into the club as well to build for that future and guarantee the future of the club at a top level. Before you all ask about signings and who we want and who we will sell, I am not here to answer that. I will say there are quality players out there that we would love at this club and to that end I will try to get some here, but like promotion, every team will covert these players. I need to convince them that what we have and what we are aiming for here at Everton is the place to be and believe me it will be the place to be. With the players we have here they are all on our books and so will have the opportunity to prove to me and the fans that they can deliver for Everton and most importantly that they deserve to wear the blue shirt of this club."
While the new manager was coy on transfers it is strongly rumoured that he has been looking at some of the players he had under him at Arsenal and may well look to try and entice some to join him in his quest at Goodison.