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Everton coach: We must match David Moyes' record

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New Everton assistant manager Graeme Jones believes his side should be targeting a top four finish.

Jones joined the club this week alongside Inaki Bergara, Kevin Reeves and Richard Evans as recently appointed boss Roberto Martinez looks to make his mark on the coaching staff at Goodison Park - after taking over from David Moyes.

Moyes had led Everton to sixth place in the Premier League table last season and Jones is keen to surpass this achievement in his first year at the club.

Jones said: "What Everton have achieved is sixth place in the Premier League, which is fantastic, and we need to match that and do better over a period of time. It’s a great challenge.

"I think the key here at Everton is to get the balance between what’s gone on before and what we can bring to the table."

Jones was at Wigan with Martinez before opting to join the Spaniard in Merseyside and admits the decision to leave the Latics - who were relegated last season - was a hard one.

He added: "It wasn’t a difficult decision to join Everton but it was a difficult decision to leave Wigan because I had four years there as a player and four years there as assistant manager.

"You have a certain attachment to any club – if I have eight years at Everton it would certainly be difficult to leave. 

"You meet good people, but we felt like the time was right, the opportunity is right and we took it. We are ready to go.

"It is the next step for us and it’s a huge club with huge tradition. You notice the great standards straightaway when dealing with the people in and around the club. The club motto certainly rings true."

 

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