Marco Silva lays out ambitious transfer plans
Marco Silva and Marcel Brands have vowed to work 'together' in the transfer market as they aim to overhaul Everton's squad amid a fresh start for the club.
Silva, who replaces Sam Allardyce as manager at Goodison Park, was unveiled to the media at the club's Finch Farm training ground on Monday.
The former Hull and Watford boss will be put straight to work and said he had identified transfer targets which he would be working on over the summer.
'I have big names. The list is not so big,' said Silva.
'We will do everything we can to improve. I like to see competition between players every day.'
Director of football Brands, another new arrival, said he would work alongside Silva on bringing new players to the club.
'We do it together,' he added. '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 Major League Soccer in the United States.
Brands said: 'There is a possibility he will leave. He is talking with Washington, it is no secret. We will also talk with him.'
'He has already started his deal (talks),' added Silva. 'Rooney is a club legend and we need to understand everything. The door is open every time for him.'