Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has given his backing to the club’s current manager Marco Silva.

The Toffees have not been in the best of form during recent weeks and have only won three out of their past 12 Premier League games.

Everton were also humiliated last month as they were booted out of the FA Cup by struggling Championship club Millwall.

The recent results have resulted in the Toffees manager coming under his fair share of criticism.

Despite this, Silva has been backed by the Everton chief.

“It is a project. The Everton fans quite rightly demand young football,” Moshiri said, according to talkSPORT.

“We want young players to develop – they need to play. Marco Silva is a talented coach but he’s planning long-term.

“He will coach and develop those young players and every year those same young players will become stronger.

“In this business, you have to hold your nerve.”

Silva was appointed as manager of the club last summer following the sacking of Sam Allardyce.

The former Watford boss arrived at Goodison Park with an impressive reputation and many fans of Everton expected that he would transform the club into one that finishes strongly on the top half of the standings and one that challenges for a place in Europe.

Silva certainly impressed during last summer’s transfer window as he brought in the likes of Andre Gomes, Richarlison, Lucas Digne and Yerry Mina to add quality to the Everton squad.

When Richarlison arrived at Goodison Park from Watford last summer, some Everton fans were critical as the player was inconsistent during the second half of last season while on the books of the Hornets.

However, he has impressively scored 10 Premier League goals so far this term and is surely destined to be playing in the Champions League in a few years’ time.

The performances of the Everton 21-year-old this season and even led to him being called up to the Brazil side and he currently boasts six caps and three goals for his country.

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