Seamus Coleman says new boss Marco Silva is dedicated, demanding and capable of leading Everton to silveware. There is a feeling of renewed optimism around Goodison Park thanks to some smart summer transfer business and the appointment of the long-targeted Portuguese.
Silva has quickly made an impression and full-back Coleman has been impressed by his approach, mentality and eye for detail, which was epitomised by the free-kick routine that prised open Southampton on Saturday.
Theo Walcott finished the move that was added to by summer signing Richarlison as the Everton boss oversaw his first win on an afternoon that saw Coleman captain the side on his 200th Premier League start.
The Republic of Ireland international has become a key component at Goodison Park since arriving in 2009 and hopes Silva can finally be the man that allows him to lift a trophy.
“He is very demanding, but that is what you want from your manager,” Coleman said after the 2-1 win. “I have said many times that I want to win stuff at this club.
“Ten years I have been here now and I have not really been close to winning a cup so I want demanding managers, and he most certainly is that.
“He is very dedicated to his job – you can see that after two or three days, the work he puts in at every level. You have to play well to stay in the team because he will have no qualms about changing it.
“He has that hard edge, definitely, but from what I have seen he is very approachable and a great man but with all these great managers he won’t shy away from making decisions when he needs to.”