It has been announced that Everton Football Club have parted company with David Moyes with immediate affect.
Everton have been quick to promote young Jack Mullan from their academy staff. Chairman Bill Kenwright had this to say about new manager Mullan,
'He is great young coach and manager. He has been in charge of our youth set up here for a number of years and has impressed everyone with his knowledge and forward thinking. We find ourselves in an era where science and analysis have become a big part of the game, and this guy knows all about it. He has some great things planned and ideas which i believe will take the club forward, and i shall support him with every step'
In his first press conference sat alongside the chairman, Mullan was quick to state his intentions for the club the vision he has, these are some of the key points to come out of the press conference'
'This is an excellent opportunity for me, and i plan to grab it fully with both hands. The facilities here are excellent, especially the young setup which i know very well, and i fully intend to promote from within. We have some exceptional young talent here, the likes of George Green, John Lundstram and Hallum Hope are all great prospects and i fully intend to use them'
'Money is tight. Everyone knows this. We have some interest in some of our players and if the deal is right, we will see what happens. I will be making funds available, we have players on big money who perhaps don't perform to that standard, so i will see what i can do'
'From working with our youth academy, i have had the opportunity to see talent from around the country, and i must say that there is some incredible talent out there, and i fully intend to bring them to Goodison Park. Our talented youngsters, along with some acquisitions of younger players, I have the opportunity to build a new generation here at this club. Finding the balance of our established stars like Baines and Jagielka, twinned with players such as Ross Barkley and John Stones we really do have something special here'
'I have a long term vision for this club, to become Premier League Champions and to be big contenders in the Champions League. However this does not happen over night, we have to be realistic. The competition is strong, we have both Manchester club, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and our rivals Liverpool. That is 8 top quality sides fighting for Champions League qualification. We also have the likes of Newcastle, Swansea, Sunderland, I could go on. Every team has the ability to mix it up, on their day beat anyone. Our targets have to be gradual. This season our aim is to qualify for the Europa League, that is our minimum target, along with a strong cup run.
'We have to establish ourselves as a team which can consistently compete. However i will not put the clubs future in doubt to do this. We have seen the likes of Leeds, who in the past have splashed the cash for short term gains. Look where they are now. If we have the funds, then its a different story'
It is unknown who Mullan is targeting, however their is big interest in midfielder Marouanne Fellaini, with both Manchester clubs after him, and this could create the finances to allow Mullan to purchase his targets. It is also believed Mullan is looking to sell the likes of Jan Mucha, Sylvain Distin, Johnny Heitinga, Tony Hibbert and Victor Anichebe. This should free up funds for Mullan to pursue his younger targets.
What players should Mullan target to bring to Goodison Park? Here are potential young stars, which ones would you like to see brought in?
All these young stars have the potential, but which ones will Mullan target. Will he find the right players to bring into his squad but also will he be able to strike up the right deal?
*I wont be using suggestions, just looking to see what people think.