Everton are the envy of the Premier League

The 29-year-old is delighted with their success on a relatively small budget.

“When you see clubs like Man Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea spending their hundreds of millions and Arsenal you can understand why they are there and why, when they are not winning the Premier League, they are getting questioned,” he told Sky Sports News.

“For ourselves spending £20-£30million a season and our achievement I think a lot of other chairman will prefer to be doing what we’re doing.

“They see the manager and the players believing and wanting to play in every game.

“Whether we have got knocks and kicks, the passion and the character what we show in every game.”