Ex-Pirates winger joins Everton

English Premier League

Former Orlando Pirates winger Luis Boa Morte has been announced as the new Everton assistant manager to Marco Silva.

Boa Morte joins the English side after a stint a Maccabi Haifa and will serve under Silva to replace Joao Pedro Sousa who's departed for Portuguese side Famalicao.

Silva worked with the former Buccaneers winger during his time at Sporting Lisbon when he coached the club’s U-19s and the pair have remained friends since then and are now set to be reunited at Goodison Park.
"I'm very happy to be joining Everton, a big club with so much history and tradition," he told the club's official website.
"I'm excited to be working again with the manager, Marco Silva, who is a great coach and I would like to thank him for providing me with such a big opportunity.
"I'm looking forward to meeting all the players and staff at the Club when we return for pre-season training next month and start the preparations for the 2019/20 Premier League season."
The 41-year-old who had a brief sting in the Absa Premiership in 2012 represented Arsenal, Fulham, Southampton and West Ham during his time in the English top-flight and amassed 28 caps for Portugal.