By Beck Pascal

15th Jan, 2022 | 8:10am

Benitez opens up on 'positive' meeting with Everton owner Moshiri

Rafa Benitez has shared the ‘positive’ developments from his meeting with Everton owner, Farhad Moshiri. 

The pair met in Liverpool on Thursday with what further business the Blues could do in the January window leading the discussion.

Benitez feels the support of his boss despite the Toffees sitting in 15th place in the Premier League. 

“Mr Moshiri and myself were together, having lunch, talking about what we did in the transfer window, what we would like to do, if it is possible, what we would like to do in the future, the stadium, so a lot of things about the future of the club.” Benitez said as per Liverpool Echo.

“It was quite positive. Normally he is quite positive. Normally any owner talks to the manager and it was a nice conversation.”

He added “In terms of what we have done, they can see a lot of things we are improving for the present and for the future. At the same time, we want to win and have chances to do it.

“They realise, he knows that we have key players injured and knows these players are coming back and they will need some time. He is quite positive in terms of, if we do well now, our future will be bright.”


It is good that Benitez feels as if he has the backing from Moshiri because he certainly doesn’t from the fans. They have lost patience with the Spaniard and anything but a win against rock bottom Norwich City this weekend could see even more calls for the 61-year-old to be sacked.

However, the outside noise won’t face the veteran. He is used to blocking out the noise and focussing on his job during extremely tough spells, it is something he has thrived upon whilst at his former clubs.

From what has been reported, Moshiri still has a lot of faith in Benitez which is good news. If the pair work together long term, they can turn things around at Goodison Park. 

There aren’t many coaches in football better than Benitez, none that would come to the Blues anyway. 

Moshiri seems to have learnt from his mistakes, he has run through six managers in as many years at Everton which has caused some chaos amongst the squad. It needs to settle, and Benitez looks to be the man backed to do that, but for how much longer?

In other Toffees news, Rafa Benitez slams Everton and outlines what his team must do to improve.