New Everton boss Silva remains coy on future of Wayne Rooney
Everton’s new manager Marco Silva hopes to give the club’s fans a team to be excited by after taking over at the Premier League club.
Silva, who replaces Sam Allardyce at Goodison Park, was unveiled to the media at the club’s Finch Farm training ground.
The former Hull and Watford manager said: “It is easy to understand the culture and identity. I know what the fans expect to see every time.
“I don’t want to compare nothing. Now is the moment to prove again, it is a big challenge for us. To win matches you need to create chances and score.”
Silva said he had identified transfer targets which he would be working on.
He added: “I have big names. The list is not so big. We will do everything we can to improve. I like to see competition between players every day.”
Everton’s new director of football Marcel Brands said he would work with Silva on bringing new players to the club.
He said: “We do it together. I worked with a lot of good coaches, with LVG (Louis van Gaal), with Ronald Koeman, Phillip Cocu and we didn’t have one player we didn’t agree on.”
Both Brands and Silva did not totally close the door on striker Wayne Rooney who has held talks with DC United about a possible move to the Major League Soccer team in the United States.
Brands said of Rooney: “There is a possibility he will leave. He is talking with Washington, it is no secret. We will also talk with him.”
Silva added: “He has already started his deal (talks). Rooney is a club legend and we need to understand everything. The door is open every time for him.”
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