Darron Gibson hoping Ronald Koeman returns Everton to Europe

New manager Ronald Koeman during the press conference

The Dutchman was named as the new Everton manager earlier this month.

Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman poseEverton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman pose

Quoted by the Liverpool Echo, Darron Gibson hopes Ronald Koeman can lead Everton back into Europe.

The Dutchman was confirmed as the new Everton boss this week as they secured him from Southampton.

The Blues made him their priority replacement for Roberto Martinez after he had enjoyed an impressive two years with the Saints, guiding them to Europe last season.

New Everton investor Farhad Moshiri in the standsNew Everton investor Farhad Moshiri in the stands

It is believed that he will be strongly backed by shareholder Farhad Moshiri, who is determined to return Everton to the Champions League in the near future.

And Gibson has said he hopes his new manager can repeat that at Goodison Park, even suggesting that he can better what he achieved at St Mary’s.

“In my opinion, Ronald Koeman has done unbelievably well at Southampton,” he told the Liverpool Echo.

“He has taken them into Europe and that is where we are looking to be. Hopefully he can come in and do the same, if not a lot better given the standard of player we have got here.”

Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman during the press conferenceEverton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman during the press conference

It will certainly be interesting to see what Ronald Koeman can achieve at Everton in the future.

It appears that they are determined to become one of the big hitters in the Premier League, backed by Moshiri and his money.

If that is to happen they will need to seriously improve on the performances they have shown in the last two season, and Koeman will be keen to prove his decision to move was a correct one.

New manager Ronald Koeman during the press conferenceNew manager Ronald Koeman during the press conference

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