Moshiri ready to roll Toffees
Everton owner has promised to back manager Koeman
LIVERPOOL/ Everton’s billionaire owner Farhad Moshiri (pictured) will back manager Ronald Koeman if he wants to buy players in the January transfer window and will push forward with plans for a new stadium to compete in what he called “the new Hollywood of football”.
“We have no restrictions to spend. The manager is totally committed and ruthless; if a player is not up to it he uses another player and eventually he buys one. I support him,” Moshiri told talkSPORT on Monday.
“The job of the owner and chairman is simply to hire and fire a manager. The rest is down to him. Once we hire a manager, we back him. He keeps his counsel. He has the personality, the aura and the ability. We trust him.”
The British-Iranian billionaire also said to compete with the big clubs in the region, Everton had to have a star which is why he hired former Netherlands international Koeman, who twice won the Champions League as a player, from Southampton.
“For our club to compete in the north west of England, which is the new Hollywood of football with (Pep) Guardiola, (Jose) Mourinho, (Juergen) Klopp, we needed a star to stand on the touchline so we got Koeman,” he said, referring to the renowned managers of Manchester clubs City and United plus Liverpool.
“He (Koeman) achieved eighth and seventh with Southampton. He needs to improve on that. It is a difficult landscape now because a lot of clubs are getting new kit deals - 900 million pounds, one billion pounds - so we know it is difficult but there is always a way to compete and will find a way to compete.