Beşiktaş manager Slaven Bilic believes that his former club Everton do have what it takes to win the Premier League in the futrue.
“I was in the other part of the city, of course, as I was with Everton,” Bilic told the Liverpool Echo.
“I came with great expectations of playing for our chairman, Peter Johnson. The club was, and will always be, big enough to win the league.”
Bilic played for Everton between 1997-2000 and has been closely linked with coaching positions at the club.
The former Croatian national team manager has also been rumoured to be a future managerial choice for another of his former teams West Ham.
Everton are currently in 12th place in the Premier League on 27 points after 25 games.
The Toffees are five places behind cross-city rivals Liverpool in the league standings.
Beşiktaş lost the first leg of their Europa League Round of 32 clash against Liverpool at Anfield 1-0.
The return game will be at the Atatürk Olympic stadium in Istanbul where Liverpool won the 2004-05 Champions League.