Keane ready for Silva's Everton regime after positive remarks from brother

Michael Keane comes out for the warm up before the Premier League match between Everton and Leicester City at Goodison Park on January 31, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Michael Keane is ready for the new season at Everton and is excited to work under Marco Silva after a glowing report from his brother.

Michael Keane of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on May 5, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Everton defender Michael Keane is raring to go ahead of the new season at Goodison Park, and is excited to work under new manager Marco Silva after his brother vouched for the Portuguese.

Silva was the Hull City manager in 2017 after replacing Mike Phelan, and he spent four months in charge in a failed Premier League survival bid.

During that time, Silva worked with Will Keane - Toffees defender Michael's twin brother - who has spoken warmly about the tactician, and now Michael is excited to begin the Silva era.

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Speaking to the official Everton website, he said: "It is really good to be back. I had a good break but after about three weeks you really miss coming in every day and being around the lads.

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"I have heard excellent things about the new manager from people I have spoken to and I am looking forward to working with him.

"My brother said really positive things about him and I spoke to Harry Maguire who really enjoyed playing under him. Speaking to them made me even more excited to come back in and start training."

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There is a huge sense of optimism at Goodison Park now following the underwhelming 2017/18 campaign and the Sam Allardyce reign.

Keane will likely play a big part for the Toffees, with Phil Jagielka and Ashley Williams both ageing. That said, it is likely Everton will bring in another centre-half to partner Keane before the transfer window slams shut next month.

They are also after new full-backs, with Marvin Plattenhardt, Wendell and Kieran Tierney all having been linked in recent weeks.

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