Everton boss Ronald Koeman has been assured his job is safe by club majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri.
Everton boss Ronald Koeman has been assured his job is safe by club majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri, despite speculation surrounding the Goodison Park hot seat following another Toffees defeat.
The Blues went down 1-0 at home to Burnley on Sunday afternoon, just the latest in an ever-growing line of disappointing results under the Dutchman's watch since the summer.
During the off-season, the former Southampton manager parted with over £140m to reshape his squad following the sale of star-striker Romelu Lukaku, but has not since seen his big-spending bear fruit.
In their past five Premier League games, Everton have been on the receiving end of a defeat four times, and are also yet to secure a win in their Europa League group campaign, with the most recent Thursday night clash seeing the Merseysiders surrender a 2-1 lead in the final moments against Cypriot First Division mid-table sitters Apollon Limassol.
However, even though Koeman's side sit just two points and two places above the drop zone, Moshiri has given a vote of confidence to the Dutchman, stating there are many circumstances regarding the Toffees' current poor form.
"We are in a bad moment, but we have played the four title contenders – three of them away. Burnley was the only unexpected loss", the 62-year-old businessman told talkSPORT.
"The four pre-qualifying UEFA [Europa League] and two group games on Thursday's haven't helped. There is mental and physical fatigue and seven injuries.
"These are early days and Koeman has my total support. We have great fans and they deserve better. We know the expectations by our honest and objective fans and we will not let them down."
Everton's next chance of reprisal to their lacklustre Premier League start comes against Brighton & Hove Albion, when the Merseysiders travel to the Falmer Stadium on October 15 following the upcoming international break.