Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has given under fire Toffees boss Marco Silva the dreaded vote of confidence.
Expectations were high at Goodison Park at the start of the season after Silva took over the reigns from the hugely unpopular Sam Allardyce and was handed a record-breaking transfer kitty.
Moshiri has though insisted that he has faith in the Portuguese coach and he believes Silva is building for the long-term.
“It is a project. The Everton fans quite rightly demand young football,” Moshiri said on talkSPORT.
“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.”
Everton currently sit in ninth place in the Premier League table, after 25 games.