Marco Silva has revealed that he is enjoying the fantastic challenge of managing Everton.
Former Hull and Watford boss Silva has had a topsy turvy start to life at Goodison Park, although consecutive wins in the Premier League against Fulham and Leicester saw the Toffees move up to 11th in the table before the international break.
Optimism has been high amongst Everton supporters since wealthy businessman Farhad Moshiri bought a controlling stake in the club early in 2016, although Silva has insisted that along with Director of Football Marcel Brands, he is aiming to gradually add more quality to his squad instead of signing too many players at the same time.
“For me it is a fantastic challenge, not just for me and for my technical staff, but for us as a club,” Silva told the Liverpool Echo.
“It’s a different step for our club, what we want to do not just now but for our future. It’s thinking big, but we have to go step by step. We have to create and to build our club, to achieve something important.”
“I was clear with Marcel (Brands), with our board, with our owners and with our chairman, that to sign somebody we have to be clear that they are coming here to improve us – and for the positions that we really need.
“We cannot sign 11 players. It is not our way and it doesn’t make sense in my opinion to come in and try and change everything in one month or two months. We have to go step by step.
“Of course you are always aware, you are always analysing. Of course I won’t tell you, but if you asked me what is my idea for the next three months or the next 10 months, I know more or less. But now is not the time to talk about that situation.
“In the next market, if we have the chance or the possibility to improve again, we are open to that and we will be clear again in our targets because that is my way to work.”