Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has this evening discussed Marco Silva’s place at the club, amid the Toffees’ underwhelming campaign to this point.
Everton’s appointment of Silva during the summer, coupled with high-profile signings the likes of Richarlison, Andre Gomes, Yerry Mina and Lucas Digne, saw optimism-abound on the blue half of Merseyside ahead of the beginning of the current season.
Many were of the opinion that the Toffees would emerge as the Premier League’s finest side outside of the traditional top-6.
However, this has since proven to be far from the case.
As things stand, Everton have picked up just 7 wins from their 21 league outings, with Marco Silva’s men sitting in a lowly-11th-place in the English top-flight table.
Inconsistency has plagued the Merseysiders over recent weeks, with a harrowing 6-2 defeat at home to Tottenham late last month having been followed by a hugely-impressive 5-1 win at Burnley.
‘We stick with him’
As such, despite the Portuguese tactician having arrived at Goodison Park with lofty expectations on his shoulders, questions have already begun to circulate regarding whether Marco Silva is the right man to lead Everton forward.
Crucially for the 41-year-old, though, one individual who is ready to stand by the under-fire Toffees’ boss is Everton owner Farhad Moshiri.
As per Paul Joyce of the Times, Moshiri explained this evening:
‘We put a big bet on Marco and we stick with him.’
However, the Iranian billionaire was keen to add that he does not view his side’s campaign as having been acceptable to this point:
‘I look at the table and it is just not good enough.’