Everton’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has spoken out in support of manager Ronald Koeman after a less-than-stellar run of results has left the Dutchman’s expensively-assembled side just two rungs above the relegation zone.
The Toffees laboured to a 1-0 home defeat against Burnley on Sunday afternoon, their fourth defeat in seven league games so far this season.
With fans beginning to bristle and pressure on Koeman just starting to intensify, Moshiri released a statement directly to Sky Sports’ foghorn Jim White in the wake of the Burnley match to help nullify speculation pertaining to the former’s job security…
— Jim White (@JimWhite) October 2, 2017
The statement from Moshiri reads:
We are in a bad moment, but we have played the four title contenders, three away. [The Burnley result] was an unexpected loss. The four pre-qualifying UEFA games and two group games on Thursdays haven’t helped. There is mental and physical fatigue and seven injuries.
These are early days Koeman has my total support. We have great fans and they deserve better. We know the honest and objective expectations of our supporters and will not let them down.
T’was it, t’were it, t’could it be… THE DREADED VOTE OF CONFIDENCE©?
We’re getting subtle hints of the “full unwavering support” that Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha pledged to Claudio Ranieri just 17 days before the Leicester City board eventually wished their Premier League-winning manager well in his future endeavours.
We shall see…