Managing director Stewart Robertson praised Wilson for helping move the football department "miles forward" after the board were asked if he remained the right person for the job. Wilson has been subject to major scrutiny after Rangers fell nine points behind cinch Premiership leaders Celtic before the mid-season break and experienced the worst Champions League group campaign in history. The former Falkirk, Huddersfield, Watford and Southampton transfers expert earned praise before the season for his role in helping Rangers' player trading strategy come to fruition with big-money sales of Cavin Bassey, Nathan Patterson and Joe Aribo.
In the summer Moshiri insisted he remained committed to the Toffees after talks broke down with a United States-based consortium, spearheaded by former Manchester United and Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon and including real estate tycoon Maciek 'MG' Kaminski. Kaminski tried to resurrect negotiations but Moshiri has not engaged and with the club continuing to struggle on the pitch the 27 Campaign, formed 12 months ago to highlight the number of years since Everton's last last trophy win, has issued an open letter asking for clarity.
This tournament was meant to be about optimism for the future, but the pessimissim of the past has reemerged after a shootout defeat by Morocco in the last 16