Cape Town - Newly appointed Everton manager Marco Silva
says he will need time to settle at the club but knows he must grind results immediately
to win over the fans.
Silva replaced Sam Allardyce, who was
sacked after six months in charge of the club despite being contracted to
Everton until June 2019.
Allardyce was heavily criticised by fans
for his management and Everton's style of play before he was sacked.
The young Portuguese manager is also aware
of the demands of the supporters that want to see the club playing attractive
Silva told Sky Sports: "We know what the
next step is, and it is something you cannot change in one month, you need
time, but you need to start to get results from the first moment as well.
"Big project, huge club. I know what
is behind me and what the fans expect from our team and we are ready to prove
every day what we want.
"We need to build a strong connection
between the team and the fans. When I played here the last two seasons there
was a fantastic atmosphere.
"They are demanding, and the fans
reflect how big the club is, so we need to give them some good feelings as
"I am sure if they feel we are doing
everything every single match I am sure they will be proud of our team."