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I did not hesitate when asked to lead the team in today’s match. The circumstances are difficult, of course, and on behalf of everyone at the Club, I want to thank Marco for all the hard work he invested in trying to bring success to Everton.
Marco is a good man and we respect the effort he put in for the Club.
It remains a source of immense pride that I played 273 times for Everton and captained the team. There is nothing on this earth which felt as good as scoring a goal for this club.
I understand the depth of feeling you all have for Everton and I share every ounce of that passion.
For those reasons, I absolutely believe there is no greater privilege in the world than managing Everton Football Club.
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