New Everton boss Ronald Koeman says he is eager to assess his first-team squad before making decisions on what areas he needs to strengthen.
The Dutchman was speaking at his first press conference on friday as the Toffees’ new manager – Koeman having signed a three-year deal at Goodison Park on Monday.
Koeman will be handed a £100 million transfer war chest by majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri.
But the 53-year-old stated that he will see what areas of his squad need bolstering before venturing into the summer transfer market.
Koeman told Everton’s official site: “There is a budget of course and if we finally agree that we need better players – or if we need some players in different positions – then we will work on that.
“But that is always after we know what we have in the Everton squad.
“First of all, the best way to talk about the squad is with the people involved at Everton.
“It’s not the way to mention it, first outside of the Club. We will have meetings about the players, the squad and what we need.
“We’ll keep David Unsworth and Duncan Ferguson at the Club – they have more experience than I with Everton players. That’s the most important thing. What we will do – you will hear from us.”