Ronald Koeman says returning Everton to European football is very much among his targets.
The Club’s new manager once faced the Blues in continental competition back in 1995 and believes it is where they belong.
A non-stop first day at Finch Farm included Koeman’s first media duties - and he admitted he will need to assess his inherited squad before setting immediate goals.
Asked by the press what appealed to him most about the job as Everton manager, he replied: "First of all, the history of the Club - I’d like to be part of bringing that back, to win and play European football, to show the ambition and spirit in the Club and of course to become a strong team in the Premier League.
"If we need players to make the team better, a budget is available to make a strong team which the fans can enjoy and to win at home and be strong in the Premier League.
“When the transfer window is closed, you can’t tell what you want to achieve for the season - it’s still too early because you don’t know at this stage what can happen in the window.
"But for sure, to bring Everton back to fighting for the European positions [is a target]."