Managers are expected to change their thinking in the run-up to the new season, and must prepare for the prospect of changing managers.
Here are some of the key factors that managers must take into account.
Player recruitment The transfer window can be a tough one to gauge with just the short term impact of signings, and when looking at the longer term potential of an individual’s talent, it can be difficult to know what the long term picture looks like.
The biggest risk, though, is the player who is signed as part of a new regime and may not see the same success that he or she might have had under previous managers.
A recent poll conducted by the Transfer Score website suggested that there is a strong belief in the transfer market that it will become a very important factor in how Everton progress this season.
The average value of a player signed by Everton is now estimated at £15.7m, with the average cost of a top 10 player at £25.6m.
Everton currently have a record of spending £1.4m per player on players over the age of 25, and they may have to look to make a major change in the way they approach recruitment this summer.
The new manager will also have to deal with the fact that the squad that won the title last season is not in the same position in the table as it was at the start of the season.
If Everton are going to keep pace with the rest of the Premier League, the squad needs to be able to sustain a good form of play.
However, with a squad that is far from complete, that is unlikely to be an easy task.
In terms of talent, a few of the big names of this season’s squad will be out of contract at the end of the campaign, and there is still a chance that they may leave in the summer.
In the case of Everton’s players, the biggest question is whether they will be ready to compete at the top level of English football.
The signing of Wilfried Zaha from Chelsea for £40m will give Everton a formidable attacking threat in the shape of Romelu Lukaku, but that will not be enough to challenge for trophies.
In that sense, the signings of Kevin Mirallas and Nani from Manchester City and the signing of Kolo Toure from Liverpool are key for the club to improve the squad’s level of quality.
This season, Everton are still in the top three in the Premier Clean Sheet Index, which suggests they have the quality to compete in the competition, but are unlikely to finish in the Champions League or even the Europa League.
The most pressing issue for Everton is how to improve their squad, and it is this that the new manager must address in order to maintain the club’s competitive edge.
As the season progresses, the manager will be able better understand how Everton’s squad is set up, how they can improve their performance, and what it takes to compete with the other top sides in the league.
Transfer deadline day The window to sign new players closes on Thursday, March 17.
This means that the transfer window will be one of the busiest in recent Everton history, and a manager will need to make decisions on how he wants to spend his time on the transfer front.
There is no specific window that can be used as a reference point when deciding how to spend a player, but in terms of players, Everton’s position at the moment is a little less clear-cut than last season.
With the arrival of Lukaku and the addition of Mirallas, Everton have an excellent chance of being in the position where they would like to be in the coming seasons.
However there are a few areas that need to be addressed this summer to ensure that they have a real shot at success.
A change of managers The biggest issue for the Everton manager this summer is how he plans to change the way he spends his time.
In previous seasons, managers have had the freedom to look for other avenues to improve on their side of the game, such as a transfer in the January transfer window, or the introduction of a coach.
With Everton’s current squad being a blend of players that are currently playing in the EPL, and the potential of new signings arriving on a regular basis, the pressure will be on the manager to find a way to change how he spends time in the new year.
There will be plenty of games to look forward to, as Everton will be competing in the FA Cup semi-finals for the third time in a row.
However Everton may have a different approach to the transfer deadline this time around, as they will have to plan out the window in terms that are in the best interests of the club.
As with last year, managers will need the knowledge of how the players are set up and how they would react to different types of signings.
The manager will then need to assess whether he can use his time to develop the players that he has in the squad.
This is especially