Roberto Martinez is a manager that likes to aim high.
“In football you need to have a day to day aim, a way of working and high standards – but then you need to have a football dream as well,” he says.
“That can be a long-term ambition but it has to be something that slowly you are working towards.
“At Swansea I had it to be in the Premier League, and at Wigan it was to be in Europe.
“At Everton, because of the history and what we are as a football club, our dream has to be to be in Europe and hopefully one day in the Champions League.”
Martinez knows he will require a close-knit Goodison dressing room, along with patience and understanding along the way from supporters as his players continue to learn his methods, to help the club reach the top four.
“That’s not going to happen over-night, it’s not going to happen this season,” he says. “But we need to have a strategy and a vision that everything we do is based around.
“We’ll need togetherness from the football club and patience from the fans to help us achieve it.
“I think we are very good at things but to achieve things you need to be outstanding at something and that takes time. When you’re trying to take that next step, the changes need to be difficult to achieve, otherwise you will never get the benefit.
“It’s just having that patience and the togetherness of understanding the period we’re going through, but at the same time being able to enjoy it and making sure we’re still competitive and winning football games while that happens.”