Everton shareholder gives Koeman full support, fans react

Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has given his public backing to manager Ronald Koeman, and the fans are not impressed.

The Dutch coach has been under fire from the supporters following a poor start to the season.

The Merseyside outfit were one of the big spenders in the summer transfer window, splashing more than £100m on new faces, but their aim of breaking into the top six has not gone to plan.

The team have picked up just two wins from seven Premier League games, which has forced them down to 16th in the table, only two points above the relegation zone.

On Sunday, Everton recorded their fourth league loss in the form of a 1-0 defeat to Burnley, which highlighted the team’s continuing struggle in attacking areas.

The fans’ frustration has turned into groans for a change in management, but Moshiri has insisted that Koeman is being supported by the club’s hierarchy.

In a statement released to Sky Sports and talkSPORT presenter Jim White, the businessman blamed the form on a tough fixture schedule.

Moshiri also suggested that matches against the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United were ‘expected losses’.

The fans have been left disappointed by Moshiri’s remarks.