Everton signings show Rafa Benitez and Marcel Brands have learned from past mistakes of Farhad Moshiri's reign

Everton signings show Rafa Benitez and Marcel Brands have learned from past mistakes of Farhad Moshiri's reign

Muhamed Besic had more Everton managers than Premier League appearances in his last five seasons with the Toffees. The Bosnian, who left the club on June 30 of this year, signed a new five-and-a-half year deal in February 2016, just days after Farhad Moshiri arrived at Goodison Park, having been named Everton ’s best player for January following impressive displays at Manchester City and Chelsea. However, since the start of the 2016-17 campaign, Besic would go on to appear just twice for the Toffees in the Premier League era while Everton employed four permanent managers - Ronald Koeman, Sam Allardyce, Marco Silva and Carlo Ancelotti - in that five-year period. For what seems the entirety of the Moshiri era, a plethora of players have simply turned into a name on a squad sheet, a forgotten face in a pre-season training image. Ambition, hope and investment were all added to the Everton lexicon when the Iranian billionaire decided to plough millions into the football club but another word has shrouded Moshiri’s tenure too and that word is deadwood. Every summer, excitement …
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