Seamus Coleman feels Marco Silva is an exciting hire for Everton
Seamus Coleman is looking forward to working under Marco Silva and says it is time for Everton to stop “chopping and changing” managers.
The former Hull City and Watford boss was confirmed as Sam Allardyce’s successor at Goodison Park on Thursday afternoon.
The 40-year-old Silva becomes Everton’s fourth permanent manager since David Moyes left the club in the summer of 2013.
Coleman, who was speaking at a Republic of Ireland press conference, said: “Anyone I have spoken to has talked about how exciting he is. David Meyler has had him and said he is a great manager.
“So it is up to us at the club to try and kick on and do really well because we are chopping and changing managers quite a lot so it is up to the players to step and make sure this manager stays in the job.”
Everton finished eighth in the Premier League but their poor early-season form led to Ronald Koeman being sacked as manager in late October with the club in the relegation.
Coleman says that type of form is not acceptable for a club of Everton’s stature and knows improvement is needed next season.
“There is no secret about it – at club level this season we were nowhere near good enough,” Coleman admitted.
“The expectation at the start of the season definitely was not fulfilled so we are all disappointed about that. We know the fans expect better.
“We got the results going towards the end and we finished eighth. That was not good enough for what we wanted at the start of the season.
“Obviously we looked in trouble for a period of time and we crawled our way out of it but at the start of the season we were expecting more.”