Everton boss David Moyes has backed his chairman Bill Kenwright, despite his reported quotes from a fan meeting about the club’s dire financial situation.
“We’ve got a really good chairman who does everything he possibly can to make the Club work and I hope that the supporters think they have a manager who is trying to make the Club better,” proclaimed Moyes.
“The chairman has been saying ‘sorry we don’t have anything unless we trade’ – and probably most of that money will go back to the banks, so let’s not kid ourselves on.
“The chairman needs support and help and he certainly gets my backing because he’s a great chairman. I can tell you loads of managers who are not enjoying working for their chairman in the Premier League.
“I do enjoy working for my chairman because he’s a supporter, he’s got the club at heart and he’s desperate for me and the team to do well.”
“Look at the progress Everton has made, look where the Club has come from in the last 10 years and look at the players that are on the pitch for Everton.
“I brought all the players here, I’ve got a responsibility to them, they are a really good group of players – their attitude, the way they go about their job. The one thing Everton will be is competitive in the Premier League.
“We’ve always had to trade and I don’t think that’s any different from what I’ve had before,” continued Moyes.
“We get really well supported by our bank (Barclays). I know the top people there and they are good people. Yes it’s difficult at times but we get on with it.
” I’ve got a brilliant group of players, a really good team and if we could add to it we’d like to do so but so does every manager.
“Not every manager is lucky enough to have millions, I’m one of the managers who is not so I’ll work and prepare the players and I know exactly what I’m going to get.
“A few years ago we had to trade James McFadden and Andy Johnson, then Joleon [Lescott] went and we were able to bring players in so it’s no different.
“Not everyone is going to be gifted with loads of money to spend and you have to be able to work without it. I think we do our best with what we’ve got.
“We’re in this situation and we have to move on with it. Everton is a great club well supported and I would expect those supporters to do the same.”