Everton’s outgoing keeper Tim Howard believes “the sky’s the limit” for the team he has left behind.
The American goalkeeper headed home on Monday after a decade at Goodison Park prior to joining Major League Soccer team Colorado Rapids.
Saturday’s win over Norwich was Howard’s farewell game and also a glimpse of the future for Everton fans, with teenagers Kieran Dowell, Tom Davies and Jonjoe Kenny all playing the majority of the 90 minutes.
Everton are searching for a new manager to replace Roberto Martinez, who was sacked after results failed to match the talent of the squad and, with the likes of Ross Barkley and John Stones now established for England as well as Everton, Howard believes the incoming boss is a lucky man.
“The guy who comes in and manages this team is sitting on a goldmine,” he said.
“The future is bright. Those boys played well. I didn’t have that kind of wherewithal or talent at their age so I was excited to see them play.
“With the passion in this city for this club and the talent that’s on display, the sky’s the limit for this team.”