Farhad Moshiri gives backing to Everton manager Marco Silva
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By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 05/02/19 3:59pm
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has given his backing to manager Marco Silva and insists the Portuguese is building for the "long-term".
Everton have won just three of their last 12 Premier League matches and were knocked out of the FA Cup by Sky Bet Championship side Millwall last month.
Despite the poor run of form, the Everton majority shareholder insisted: "In this business, you have to hold your nerve."
Everton, who sit in ninth place, face Manchester City on Wednesday before travelling to face Silva's former club Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
"It is a project. The Everton fans quite rightly demand young football," Moshiri told 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."