Ronald Koeman backed by Everton FC’s major shareholder

Farhad Moshiri remains convinced that Koeman is the right man to lead Everton forward despite poor start

Ronald Koeman backed by Everton FC’s major shareholder

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October 3rd, 2017

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Everton supporters did not expect their team to amass just seven points from their opening seven games, while the Toffees might have qualified for the Europa League group stage but it’s been a meagre return of one point from two matches.

Ronald Koeman looked powerless to prevent Everton from slumping to a 1-0 defeat against Burnley, although the major shareholder at the Merseyside club certainly isn’t considering a replacement for the Dutchman just yet.

Farhad Moshiri continues to support the former Southampton manager, citing the fact that the Toffees have played several of the top teams, although they have also faced Stoke, Bournemouth and Burnley.

“We are in a bad moment,” Moshiri said, “but we have played the four title contenders, three away. Today was the only 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 and 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.”

Michael Keane claims that poor results could be down to a lack of confidence, with the central defender one of the high-profile arrivals at Goodison Park in the summer.

“Maybe it’s down to confidence,” the defender said.

“There are loads of great players here but you get confidence from winning games. We had a bad week a few weeks ago. I think the confidence of a few of the lads is pretty low but the only way you can come out of that is to keep working hard and do the right things.

“I feel like we did that [against Burnley]. Sometimes you need a bit of luck and things aren’t dropping for us. We have to keep working hard to turn it around.”

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