Good afternoon. Welcome to Goodison for our game against Burnley.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.
Today is very special for me as it is my first match as manager of Everton Football Club. I know I have joined one of the great clubs of this country. I played football in an era when Everton had one of Europe’s best teams.
The name of Everton carries significant weight across the continent, so when I learned of a potential opportunity to manage this club I immediately wanted to know more.
I spoke to Mr Moshiri, the Chairman Mr Kenwright and Everton’s Board and the huge ambition which exists at this club quickly became obvious.
There is a united desire for Everton to consistently figure at the top end of the Premier League and be competitive in European football.
The ultimate goal is to win honours and we have a clear vision for how we want the Club to reach our targets.
It is not going to happen overnight, we have ground to make up and a lot of work to do.
You Evertonians have an enormous part to play in what we are trying to achieve.
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Everton v Burnley