Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has clarified that the club will continue to back Marco Silva for the managerial role despite the club’s poor run of form over the past few months. The Merseyside outfit have managed just three wins from the past 12 league games and this has recently spread doubts concerning the future of the Portuguese tactician.
However, speaking in an interview with talkSPORT, Moshiri has insisted that he will hold his nerve with respect to the position of Silva, given the head coach has been tasked with the job of transforming the club’s fortunes with younger players being brought into the mix. The ex-Arsenal shareholder added that the project is for the long-term and there are no question marks regarding the position of Silva at the helm.
“It is a project. The Everton fans quite rightly demand young football. We want young players to develop – they need to play. Marco Silva is a talented coach but he’s planning long-term. He will coach and develop those young players and every year those same young players will become stronger. In this business you have to hold your nerve,” he said.
During the month of November, Everton were within six points off sixth-placed Manchester United and there was plenty of optimism that the club could push for the top six during the festive period and beyond. However, their form has since dwindled and the lack of consistency has meant that they have dropped 14 points off the top six.
Still, the club have an outside chance of securing Europa League football for next season but for that, they need to catch up on seventh-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers, who are five points ahead of them after the weekend meeting. The Toffees suffered a 3-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers during the recent matchday at Goodison Park.