New Everton boss Silva wants fans backing

Marco Silva wants to rebuild the relationship between Everton and the club’s fans after being confirmed as the new Toffees boss.

Former Watford and Hull manager Silva has put pen to paper on a three year deal with Everton to succeed the sacked Sam Allardyce at the Goodison Park helm.

Despite steering Everton to an eighth placed finish last season after replacing Ronald Koeman in November, Allardyce was the subject of criticism from supporters for his style of play.

That is something that Silva – who was a target for Everton prior to Allardyce’s appointment – hopes to address.

“I know what our fans expect – they expect results but not only results,” Silva said.

“I want our fans to be proud when they see our team on the pitch.

“We want to build a great connection between the squad and the fans, and I’m sure that with our attitude and demands of commitment then our style of play will see that, I believe.

“Everton is a really ambitious club and that is what I want. What we are seeing now are good changes at the club. The club is changing its approach.

“But one thing we cannot change and nobody wants to change is the huge history and ambition of the club.

“Everybody knows Everton’s history. When you are a club like Everton, you only have one solution – to aim to win.”