According to recent reports and statements from Everton owner Farhad Moshiri, Rafa Benitez will stay at Goodison Park. The club decided to hand a long rope to the manager despite a 4-1 defeat in the Merseyside Derby.
Speaking to the media, Farhad Moshiri said:
In the next two weeks we will have a full squad and in the meantime results should improve.
Rafa needs time to make his mark in the squad. We will support him to add depth to the squad. Managers need time. I have no doubt we will have a strong second half of the season.
(Via: Daily mail)
The Toffees have struggled to progress through injury. Toffees prolific striker, Dominic Calvert Lewin (thigh injury), has not played since August 28, with Yerry Mina also significantly absent.
Farhad Moshiri was poised to support his manager as he felt that the drop in form was due to a notable absence. He say:
Football is about crisis one day and glory the next. Rafa is a good coach and his poor form is largely due to injury.
The Goodison Park side have failed to win since a 2-0 win over Norwich City on September 25. Since the 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford, the Toffees have failed to win a match. any. They have only 2 points from the last 8 matches in the Premier League and only 1 point from the last 4 matches.
Everton will face Arsenal on Monday in the 15th game of the week in the Premier League. Supporters were furious after a humiliating 4-1 thrashing in the Premier League midweek clash with Liverpool.
The fans even demanded that Marcel Brands (Everton’s director of football) and Bill Kenwright (Everton’s chairman) be sacked for appointing Rafa Benitez as gaffer. The fans expressed their displeasure and took aim at Marcel Brands and Bill Kenwright, who stayed until the final whistle blew.
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All eyes will be on the former Liverpool manager to turn the results around as soon as possible; Now he leads the “sack race” alongside Brendan Rodgers.
Should Rafa Benitez hit a long-term rope or should the Toffees appoint a new manager? Have your comments below!
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