New Everton boss David Unsworth has not been given a timescale or a points target to prove himself as he also wants to keep the job permanently.
Unsworth, a former Toffees defender with 350 appearances behind him says that he and chairman Bill Kenwright have already talked about the short and long term that has not been translated into tangible numbers.
“The chairman has just asked me to take it and he’s going to talk to me every day and we will discuss it all the time,” said Unsworth, whose immediate priority is to face Chelsea in the Carabao Cup at Stamford Bridge.
“There has been no points total or number of matches, I am just honoured to have been asked to take the team.
“Hopefully there is a run of games in which results and performances will probably dictate that.”
The 44-year-old interim boss also said that it is unrealistic to make huge changes at this time because of the limited time he has at this time between Premier League and European matches.
“Big changes? No. Maybe tweaks here and there,” he added.
“I need to spend as much time as I can with players on the training ground or in meetings to get my point across and hopefully they take on board that information and produce it in games.
“I have a set of values and a way of playing I want to take into the first-team environment.
“Sometimes a change of manager gives the squad a lift – sometimes it doesn’t – but I won’t change what I believe in.
“I believe the game should be played in a certain way and I know Evertonians want it played in a certain way.”