Farhad Moshiri urges protesting Everton fans to give Frank Lampard time after ‘driving out good managers’ as Toffees chief tells talkSPORT: ‘He’ll get

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has urged fans to give manager Frank Lampard time to get things right. Toffees supporters are planning protests ahead of the season-defining clash with Southampton at Goodison Park on Saturday. Lampard faces another battle for survival this seasonAFP Lampard’s men are winless in their last eight matches and currently sit inside the Premier League relegation zone on goal difference. Moshiri recently wrote an open letter to fans, throwing his weight behind Lampard and the board of directors. Now, the Everton chief has told supporters the club lost good managers over ill-feeling at Goodison Park, and he does not want history to repeat itself with Lampard. Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT, Moshiri said: “It [the letter] is really genuine because I’m a fan like all the other fans. “Sometimes, we just need to be patient. We drove out Roberto Martinez, Marco Silva, Ronald Koeman. They’re all good managers. “I think a manager should be given time. He’s a hard-working, very good manager and we should support him.” Moshiri has been Everton owner since 2016Getty Images - Getty Most read in Football TEASE Gibbs-White taunts Wolves fans after Forest win as on-pitch fight follows SUPPORT Cristiano Ronaldo posts training pics as Georgina Rodriguez denies crisis rumours PUNISH FA confirm clubs can be charged if fans sing 'Chelsea rent boy' during chants key Ex-Newcastle star explains why Bruce deserves credit for Joelinton transformation AWKWARD Chelsea delete Joao Felix transfer announcement post after gaffe LATEST Mudryk to Arsenal transfer update with Shakhtar star's Gunners move 'getting closer' Moshiri pleaded with supporters to see the bigger picture and pointed towards the building of their new stadium as a sign of brighter times ahead. He added: “I’m building a big stadium, I put £400million in it, and the future of the club is revenue from the new stadium. “You can’t be competitive without income and I think we will be there in two years. “Right now, the club has rebuilt the defence, the midfield, we had a lot of injuries with strikers, but they’re back. “I have no doubt everything will steady. You just have to follow the programme and get there.” When asked whether fans have faith in him as an owner, Moshiri said he hopes the supporters share his long-term vision. He continued: “I hope so. I put my money where my mouth is and that is all an owner can do. I’ve done that. “Some of the decisions we’ve taken have been with the fans, all the managers who were driven out by the fans, not by me. “I think you have to stay with the manager to get the systems going with the players he buys. “I have a lot of faith in Frank. He is a thinking man and he’ll get it right.” He continiued: “I think protest is a democrative right of everyone. I think the feeling is well-known, we are communicating. But the biggest thing is to support the team. “There is nothing bigger than supporting the players who give everything on the pitch.” Pressure is also mounting on director of football Kevin Thelwell and the board of directors over their running of the club, but Moshiri insisted their jobs are safe. He added: “You can’t just make rash decisions. Right now, we have two big games. That is the only focus.” Keep up to date with all the latest news, rumours and gossip with our LIVE transfer blog