Moshiri ready to roll Tof­fees

Ever­ton owner has promised to back man­ager Koe­man

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports -

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.

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