By Declan Walsh

26th Jan, 2022 | 7:45pm

Kaveh Solhekol blasts Everton fans after 'strange' reaction to Vitor Pereira interview on Sky

Kaveh Solhekol has blasted Everton fans who weren’t happy to see Vitor Pereira talking about the Goodison Park vacancy on Sky Sports News.

Earlier today (26 January), Pereira spoke to Sky Sports to confirm he’s held numerous rounds of talks with Everton and to also talk himself up.

However, the former Porto, Fenerbahce and Olympiakos manager was slammed by large sections of Evertonians on social media for his Sky Sports interview.

Sky Sports News journalist Solhekol has blasted the critics, saying that Pereira was just trying to give himself a chance to defend himself.

“People are going on social media to criticise Vitor Pereira for speaking to the media,” said Solhekol on Sky Sports News’ Transfer Show on Wednesday night [26 January, 07:26pm].

“The reason Pereira spoke to Sky Sports News today was because we gave him an opportunity for a right of reply. The last few days he’s been criticised and his achievements have been belittled so he just wanted to come on and give his side of the story.”

Solhekol added: “I just find it a bit strange people are criticising him for answering his critics because he’s had to put up with days and days of people mocking and belittling him.

“He just decided enough is enough.”

Wind your neck in

Solhekol has no idea how it feels to be an Everton supporter right now.

We are sick to the back teeth of the mismanagement of this football club with Farhad Moshiri making horrific decision after horrific decision.

His alliance with Alisher Usmanov and Kia Joorabchian is wreaking havoc upon this club and you have to feel as though there was an ulterior motive for Pereira going on Sky Sports News.

Has Joorabchian used Everton, knowing that Pereira won’t get the job, to raise interest in Pereira?

Or has Moshiri already made his mind up on hiring Pereira and has thrown the manager to the wolves in order to see how he’d be received before he’s hired?

Either way, we respect what Pereira’s done in his career – but it doesn’t mean we want him in charge.

Evertonians should not be angry with the Portuguese manager and instead direct their criticism at Moshiri and his cronies.

They’re the ones to blame.

Point the finger at them.

In other Everton news, despite not having a manager, the Blues want to sign this Bayern Munich ace.