everton manager Marco Silva

Everton owner Moshiri insist Silva has his ‘total support.’

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has insisted Marco Silva retains his total support despite a poor recent run of form in the Premier League.

The Iranian born businessman, has heavily invested in Everton since becoming the majority shareholder back in February 2016.

He was instrumental in the Merseyside Club going after the former Hull City and Watford manager last year and has now reiterated his support for Silva, despite a run of four defeats in five games.

“We put a big bet on Marco and we stick with him, he has our total support.’’ Moshiri told the club’s AGM.

“Consistency has been an issue but we’ve had some terrific performances and the challenge in the second half of the season is to have a lot more of those performances.”

Everton currently sit in 11th place in the Premier League, with 27 points from 21 games. After spending the best part of £100 million on new players in the summer Moshiri will want to see his club challenging for a place in Europe, rather than floating aimlessly around mid-table.

Silva has been praised by some for adopting a more expansive style, but despite his chairman’s backing he will need to see his side pick up some form in the second half of the season.

The hope was they could challenge for a top six place in this campaign, but that now looks a daunting task to say the least. Silva needs some wins and fast if he is stay in Moshiri’s good books for the foreseeable future.

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