The new Everton boss is expected to be busy in the summer transfer window.
New manager Ronald Koeman during the press conference
Speaking at his first press conference as Everton manager, Ronald Koeman has promised that he will make signigns this summer, but only he deems that the club needs them.
Koeman was confirmed as the new Everton manager this week, replacing Roberto Martinez at the helm after he was sacked at the end of last season.
Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman during the press conference
He is expected to be extremely busy in the summer transfer window, with reports claiming he will have £100million plus for new signings.
First he must get into the club and assess the squad he has inherited before targeting new faces, but he has promised they will arrive should he decide they are needed.
“If we realise we need better players or players in other positions, we will work about that. We have a budget,” he said.
“We have some good, young players. We had good players in the squad. I remember the 3-0 defeat against Everton with Southampton last season and everyone was surprised, but that team had really good qualities.”
Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring the first goal for Everton
Before targeting new signings this summer, Koeman will know he must first try to convince those already at the club to stay.
Several Everton stars have been linked with exits, with Romelu Lukaku and John Stones reportedly being targeted in big money moves this summer.
Keeping both players will be key to the club’s plans for the future, and it is clear the Dutchman’s plans are firmly on keeping them first before targeting any potential arrivals.
Everton's John Stones