New Everton Women manager Brian Sorensen has revealed his immense pride at joining “an amazing and historic club” and set out his immediate priorities as he strives to drive the Blues forward.
Speaking in his first interview since his appointment – which you can view in the video above or here – he described the “proactive” style of football he will seek to implement and explained his excitement about leading a club with such a passionate and loyal fanbase.
Sorensen joins Everton from Fortuna Hjorring in his Danish homeland, where during two spells as boss he has won two league titles, a domestic cup and established the team as regulars in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
The 41-year-old – who has also led IK Skovbakken and FC Nordsjaelland to domestic cup triumphs – explained the vast potential he sees at Everton.
“It feels fantastic to be here,” he told evertontv.
“I set it as a target three years ago that wanted to go into the WSL. Everton is one of the most historic clubs in the women’s game, so it is a dream come true.
“I have had some really good talks with Alan [McTavish, Everton Women Managing Director] about how we get back on track.
“I am hoping to use the knowledge I have and put a structure in place, making sure the building blocks are there to get the team back where it belongs.
“To achieve that, it’s about setting the standards – making sure we have a squad that is balanced in mindset and skillset.”
Sorensen has forged a reputation for shaping successful teams which play progressive and attractive football.
Outlining what fans can expect from his Everton side, Sorensen said: “We want to be aggressive and we want to be proactive – I think that is the key word – in everything we do.
“That is with the ball and without the ball.
“We want to have control over games, and you do that by keeping possession.
“We need to make sure the players know what our identity is and implement that day in, day out. All the details matter.”
On Everton’s fanbase, Sorensen added: “The support the fans give the team is unbelievable.
“I hope they will continue with that. We want to give them good moments and victories.
“I am looking forward to meeting them and showing them who I am.”
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