‘Rafa needs time’: Benitez gets backing from Everton owner Moshiri | Everton

Farhad Moshiri has claimed Rafael Benitez will have the time and financial backing to revive Everton despite fans upending the club’s hierarchy after The humble Merseyside derby by Liverpool.

Moshiri was in the United States as Everton He lost his sixth defeat in eight matches without a win on Wednesday, thus avoiding direct criticism aimed at Chairman Bill Kenwright and Director of Football Marcel Brands after returning 4-1. ‘Sack the board’ chants of home fans who remained inside Goodison Park blew at the final whistle as those responsible for the unfortunate hiring over several years, and not just the former Liverpool boss, were identified as the cause of the club’s continued decline.

Benitez is Moshiri’s fifth permanent appointment as manager in five years and he has spent £1.7m this summer as a result of the club having to contend with the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules. His side host Arsenal on Monday, when the major shareholder at Everton is expected to attend, before traveling to Crystal Palace and Chelsea. In a text exchange with TalkSport’s Jim White, Moshiri confirmed he’s sticking with the latest controversial managerial appointment and will back Benitez with money in January.

When asked if he still supports Benitez, the billionaire replied: “Yes. Football is about crisis one day and glory the next. Rafa is a good manager and the poor performance is largely due to injuries. The next two weeks, we’ll have a full team, and within That, the results will improve. Rafa needs time to make his mark in the team. He will be supported to add depth to the team. Managers need time. I have no doubts that we will have a strong second half of the season.”

The flaw in Everton’s hierarchy has been apparent for some time, with Moshiri appointing managers and imposing contract penalties against the director of football’s wishes. Brands paused briefly to speak to an angry fan as he walked out of the Directors Box on Wednesday. Screenshots of their exchange show Brands, when asked if he was responsible for recruiting the offered team, replying: “Are they just the players?” He did not say in detail who he considered to be blamed.

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