Bean Meets The Press
The first press conference is a vital day in the life of all new managers. But none came much bigger than this. Joshua Bean was about to meet the press for the very first time in his career after taking over in controversial circumstances.
JB is me and PR is press questions
JB: Hello everyone I would like to thank you all for coming I am honored that my appointment has made such a major news story. Thanks to you all, now we can start with the press conference at exactly 10:00 AM.
PR: Hi Josh, it is The Sun here. Could you answer me this.. How do you rate your squad in terms of ages, ability and other essentials such as personality?
JB: Well it is a massive honor some of these players such as Baines and Tim Howard to name a couple. But the entire squad is very, very good. To have a striker such as Lukaku supplemented by a midfield with players such as Kevin Mirralas is just outstanding. In terms of age I think the squad is very well balanced with have experience such as Howard and Distin alongside youth with players such as Stones. Personality wise they are all determined to win and succeed and I wouldn't have it any other way.
PR: Hi Josh, I am the journalist for The Guardian. What would you say your targets are this season in all competitions?
JB: Well quite simply I will aim for top I think we can do it. But my minimum aim is to finish challenging for top four so at worst 6th. But yeah erm.. Top four is a aim. In terms of the cups well erm.. I would target final four in the FA Cup we should go on a good cup run with this squad. Capital One Cup is hard to judge because I will use it to rotate players to rest essential players. But again later stages is expected by me.
PR: Daily Mail here. Would you say Bill Kenwright has given you enough transfer budget?
JB: Simply put yes.. Yes he has.
PR: Hi the Telegraph here. What transfers do you expect to happen incoming and outgoings?
JB: Well I am only one day into the job so I can't say for certain but I am looking to sign one or two players this window. No names will be mentioned since I believe that is unfair on other teams and managers. As for outgoings well ermmm I will keep hold of our best player such as Baines. The only way Baines can be taken off our hands is if we receive an absolutely amazing offer… Baines is more than a good player he is our leader going forwards and at the back. But I am looking for a younger keeper for a long-term replacement of Howard and a striker to rotate with Lukaku maybe if we have the funds remaining a winger.
PR: The Sun again. Do you think you are good enough to be a manager at Everton?
JB: I wouldn’t off taken the job if I didn’t believe I was good enough. The fans deserve the best if I knew I couldn’t give it to them I wouldn’t off taken the job.
PR: And Josh what about the owner to dismiss a manager such as Martinez so quickly and easily must leave you worried?
JB: No not at all… Move on please.
PR: Ok last thing we would like to ask… What have you got to say to the fans?
JB: (Chuckles) Well I wasn’t expecting a question like that.. Ermm well I would like to say it is a great honour to manage a team with such great fans. Passionate, loyal and vocal is all you want from a set of fans and we get that here. I promise the fans a great season with entertaining football. That is all for now thanks for your time.