Everton: Rafa Benitez to stay at Goodison Park despite losing the Merseyside Derby

According to recent reports and statements from the owner of Everton, Farhad Moshiri, Rafa Benitez will stay at Goodison Park. The club has decided it will give a long rope to the manager despite the 4-1 thrashing in the Merseyside Derby.

Talking to media outlets, Farhad Moshiri opined:

Next two weeks, we will get to a full squad and, in the meantime, results will improve.

Rafa needs time to have his mark on the squad. We will support him to add depth to the squad. Managers need time. I have no doubt that we will have a strong second-half to the season.

(Via: DailyMail)

The Toffees have struggled to get going in the league because of injuries. The Toffees’ prolific striker, Dominic Calvert Lewin (thigh injury), has not featured for the side since 28th August, with Yerry Mina also a significant absentee.

Farhad Moshiri is all set to back his manager as he feels that the slump in form is because of notable absentees. He said:

Football is about crisis one day and glory the following day. Rafa is a good manager and underperformance is largely due to the injuries.

The Goodison Park outfit has failed to register a win since their 2-0 victory against Norwich City on 25th September. Ever since their 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford, the Toffees have not won the game. They have just two points from their last eight Premier League games and only one from their last four fixtures.

Everton will face Arsenal on Monday in the 15th gameweek of the Premier League. Supporters were furious after a humiliating 4-1 thrashing in the mid-week Premier League clash against Liverpool.

The fans even demanded the sacking of Marcel Brands (Director of Football at Everton) and Bill Kenwright (Chairman of Everton) for appointing Rafa Benitez as gaffer. The fans displayed their discontent and targeted Marcel Brands and Bill Kenwright who stayed till the final whistle.

All eyes will be on the former Liverpool manager to turn around the results at the earliest; he now leads the “sack race” along with Brendan Rodgers.

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