To the surprise of no one familiar with Bill Kenwright’s modus operandi, his infamous letter to the #AllTogetherNow movement in April contained not a shred of humility, accountability or acceptance of responsibility for any of the chaos that has engulfed Everton over the past couple of years.

The Chairman did take the opportunity, however, to crow about “find[ing] you a billionaire” which was somewhat ironic given that the mis-handling of the club by the billionaire in question, Farhad Moshiri, has now twice taken the club to the brink of relegation to the Championship and all the existential threats that would have gone with it. 

Disaster was averted with a game to spare last season; this time it went right to the wire, with Everton’s lengthy and proud membership of the top flight hanging by a thread as Leicester City led at the King Power Stadium and Bournemouth attacked Jordan Pickford’s goal in the closing stages of last Sunday’s dramatic finale to a tortuous 2022-23 campaign.

Like a game of Russian Roulette, Moshiri has spun the chamber, pulled the trigger and been fortunate that the barrel has been empty both times.

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Depending on how charitable you want to be, you could either chastise Moshiri, Kenwright and the Board of Directors for not acting with the foresight and urgency that their counterparts at Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers (and Newcastle United at the same stage of 2021-22) displayed by sacking their clearly failing managers early enough in the season.

Or you could praise the British-Iranian businessman for not delaying so long, as was the case at Leeds United and Leicester, that the club’s bid to evade the trapdoor to the EFL had become practically irretrievable. As it turned out, Everton acted in the nick of time when they belatedly sacked Frank Lampard in late January and appointed Sean Dyche; had they dithered for one more match, it would almost certainly have been too late.

The pace and extent of the progress of the construction of the Everton Stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock is increasingly incongruous with the regression that the Blues have undergone on the pitch since Carlo Ancelotti jumped ship at the end of the 2020-21 campaign. The new ground, expected by many to be the best stadium in the country when it opens if it is fitted out according Dan Meis’s original vision, may yet end up being Moshiri’s enduring legacy but he has come perilously close to scuttling the magnificent edifice that has been rising out of the docks in L5 over the past couple of years by chronic mis-management of the footballing side of his operation.

With the requisite planning, construction projects are relatively straightforward if the funds are in place. Building a successful football team is an altogether more fiendish and confounding enterprise as Moshiri has discovered in the seven years since he came on board, first as Everton’s major shareholder.

He arrived with plenty of ambition and no less grandiose an assurance to fans that he would give the club “everything I have”. Having sunk more than three quarters of a billion pounds into Everton but been forced to sever commercial ties with his long-time and even wealthier business associate, Alisher Usmanov, due to Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, there are some who wonder whether Moshiri has come close to doing just that. Like a gambler pushing more and more chips onto the table of a very different kind of Roulette — hoping that one lucky break would earn him the reward that a more considered approach has benefitted Newcastle in a bewilderingly short space of time — has his stack now been depleted?

Certainly, his appetite to keep ploughing money into the club has diminished which is why he has spent the last few months searching for investors to help fund the rest of the construction at Bramley-Moore Dock. On the pitch, record losses that have allegedly breached Premier League profitability and sustainability rules mean that he couldn’t throw any more money at buying players even if he wanted to.

No Evertonian needs reminding of the crippling consequences that Moshiri’s largesse in terms of enormous transfer fees, inflated player wages and compensation payments to a succession of managers have had on the club’s ability to now compete with its peers (a term that now means something very different to what it did in February 2016).

Nor do they need to revisit the inexplicable decision to hire Rafael Benitez as manager against all advice from both inside and outside the Boardroom, the damage that the Spaniard inflicted in just six months at the club, or the near-disastrous failure in successive transfer windows to sign a suitable striker to deputise for the serially unavailable Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

If there was hope and belief among the elated throng of supporters on the Goodison pitch after that dramatic win over Crystal Palace in May last year that lessons would be learned so that “never again” would the club be in the position of needing to save itself from relegation, they have been sorely mistaken.

Likewise, if they were expecting more clear-eyed and credible leadership, Moshiri’s broken promises of January and the absence of any attacking signings that month will have disabused them of that notion. In the end, it wasn’t just trust that was broken, it was almost the Toffees’ enviable 69-year membership of England’s top division as well. 

What Evertonians need is a plan of action for change from Moshiri. They need an admission from the top of the hierarchy’s failings and a commitment to start making things right. That starts with an acknowledgement that for far too long, Everton has been run by a board operating on an increasingly competitive landscape but lacking in genuine commercial expertise and acumen.

In the refreshingly open and forthright words of Sean Dyche in the immediate aftermath of the win over Bournemouth, Everton need to start acting like a big club again; like the giant of the English game they once were, even if it in the short to medium term, they will continue to be hamstrung in the transfer market unless they offload some of their most bankable stars. (Indeed, it’s a subject for another article entirely but the coming months will demand a much smarter approach to buying and selling players and a shift to emulate that of clubs like Brighton and Brentford who have seen success finding cut-price gems rather than splashing out huge sums.)

That means an end to the parochial propensity to promote from within and a shift to searching out the best in the industry to build an executive team capable of driving this club forward. It means breaking from the past, demanding that Kenwright make the long-overdue step of resigning from his role as Chairman and putting in place someone with greater vigour, a fresher outlook and one more apt to communicate regularly, clearly and effectively with the fanbase.

Nothing is guaranteed but the possible arrival on the scene of MSP Sports Capital can help usher in those changes. Jahm Najafi and Jeff Moorad may not have experience operating in English football (nor did Fenway Sports Group) but they clearly know sport, they know business and they know how to make, build and attract money.

If, as has been suggested, they will ask for two seats on Everton’s Board as part of their £100m+ investment in the club, it will add much-needed expertise and, for the first time since Moshiri bought out the vast majority of Kenwright’s remaining shares, and those of Lord Grantchester, there will be people in the boardroom with genuine skin in the game beyond emotional ties to the football club. That will bring a welcome demand for accountability, professionalism, and responsible stewardship of the club.

It could also represent Moshiri’s first steps away from Everton as he eyes a full exit once the stadium is complete and an end to what, no doubt, started as an adventure on one of the most exciting playgrounds in sport but which has turned out to be several orders of magnitude more difficult than he imagined and a dangerous gamble with the status and future of one of England’s most storied sporting institutions.

In the meantime, there are very clear steps he could make to not only start repairing his damaged relationship with the fans — and it is not irreparable, despite the mistakes of the past two years — starting with an honest conversation and decisive action to make sure that the chorus from supporters of “never again” aren’t just cries into the void.

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Colin Glassar
1 Posted 31/05/2023 at 07:21:06
Today is Wednesday 31 May and not a peep out of our so-called board or owner.

Not a whiff of an apology. Not a hint of resignations. Not a sign of life in fact.

Are they hunkering down hoping the storm will pass and all will be forgotten?

These people are shameless and, unless they are forced out now, next season will be even worse than this one.

Eddie Dunn
2 Posted 31/05/2023 at 08:03:05
I don't expect to hear anything from Kenwright or Moshiri until new investors are found.
Then we will hopefully start to see some activity. With the investigation still to be resolved and uncertain consequences, it will make planning the new season even more difficult.
The squad is paper-thin, the quality is that of a bottom six team. To see progress on the park, Dyche has to have some money to spend.
We need a striker, a midfield player and a leftback.
Unless we improve the squad we will be down in the dogfight again even with Dyche's better organisational skills.
The worry is that the investigation will hamper our recruitment and we will face sanctions. Worst-case scenario, and a points deduction would make survival very difficult. At least we have Man City -the best team in the world facing over a hundred breaches.
Nothing is ever easy for EFC.
Christine Foster
3 Posted 31/05/2023 at 08:03:24
A good synopsis of our situation Lyndon, There has to be a clear out of playing staff both those who plainly have no future at the club and those we can cash in on to bring in fresh blood. One has to assume we don't have the funds to just buy, secondly with the sword of Damocles hanging over us, the impending independent review of our finances, one can hardly see the Premier league sanctioning purchases that exceed any sales.
It will be the biggest indicator of what's in store if we do not adequately remove players and bring in fresh blood. Coady, Iwobi, Keane, Holgate, Maupay, will probably all go for peanuts, end of loan, contract or end of use. Add to that Townsend, Mina, Coleman, one gone the other two unlikely to feature again due to age and injury,
Then there is a big question mark over DCL, will he overcome his injury woes? As it stands we cannot afford to sell him as he would go for next to nothing rather, better to keep and hope he can put this season behind him. But we have to have a 1st team striker who can take his place if need be.
That's realistically 9 players from the current 1st team playing squad. If we do need to sell, that's realistically, Pickford, Gray or Onana..
Realistically that's about 125m, plus a probably saving of 20 or 30m plus in wages of players gone, so all up that's 150m
We are not going to be signing players from the EPL they are way too expensive given we need almost a full team. The net will be spread far and wide, start looking in the US, Australia and South America..look at who is on a free who can do a job for us as cover.
Will Cannon or Simms make it? Clearly both would need to step up a level, as such they are still a gamble, one we cannot put the house on.

One can see Dyche knew exactly what he was talking about regarding hard word, he wasn't just talikg about team fitness but recruitment.

Tony Abrahams
4 Posted 31/05/2023 at 08:15:23
Is two seats on the board enough? Not in my opinion because we don’t seem to have anybody who is already genuinely qualified to already be on the Everton board?

We don’t just need change, we need a 100% complete overall, and definitely no more interference from Harry Enfield characters.

The ground is coming along, and once you take away our absolute desperation then the supporters are incredible. Now let’s go and get the other side of our club moving in a direction towards complete professionalism, and then we can start trying to become Everton again.

RELEASE THE FUCKING CURSE - because we simply don’t deserve this present inadequacy.

Jerome Shields
5 Posted 31/05/2023 at 08:26:59
Very apt article, Lyndon. Of course it is what is needed, but I can't see much change until the Independent Commission is over.

Moshiri will want to keep away from the frontline.There is the immediate problem of a depleted squad and the availability of money to replenish it. But first there is the need to sell to fund new players. This has been the situation for most Summers at Everton.

As you say, there is the problem of a badly run club and the need of wholesale change at nearly every level. It is going to be a long Summer.

By the way, I think the Independent Commission will be manageable.

Eric Myles
6 Posted 31/05/2023 at 09:13:11
Just two points Lyndon.

"With the requisite planning, construction projects are relatively straightforward if the funds are in place." With the caveat that the owner / client be kept away from the construction progress. Once they get involved it becomes a shitstorm of claims and litigation. Can't complain as it's what I've always been hired to sort out.

"Certainly, his appetite to keep ploughing money into the club has diminished which is why he has spent the last few months searching for investors to help fund the rest of the construction at Bramley-Moore Dock."

It's not just the last few months Moshiri has been looking for investors to fund the stadium, right from the get-go there's been talks with Liverpool City Council, among others. Moshiri has always wanted investors to come in and share the risk, it's only in the last few months that he's said the opposite, that he will fund the completion from his own pocket if he can't get the investors.

Brian Harrison
7 Posted 31/05/2023 at 09:40:35

you are right we need a plan to change this club, but unfortunately in Moshiri and this board they have proved that is way beyond their skill set. I wonder if they have even told Sean Dyche what his potential budget is for this summer window, or will it be a case of sell before you buy. The problem with that is most of these players are to old or not good enough to attract decent offers. I hear about clubs offering £60- £70 million for Onana well they cant have watched the same player I have this season, for me he doesnt get in our midfield when everyone is fit and this is a team regularly in the bottom 3. So for those calling for a clear out, how you move on some who cant get a game yet are on in excess of probably £50,000 per week good luck with that project.

So I don't see much movement of players in or out unless most will take a pay cut to play elsewhere, and that's not likely. That's why over Moshiri's tenure just look at how many players have run down their contracts to the last day.

Stu Darlington
9 Posted 31/05/2023 at 10:57:31
Your article does not tell us anything that we didn’t already know Lyndon.The situation you outline has been discussed at length on TW for a number of years and we are no nearer a resolution now as we were then.
We,as fans,are pretty impotent when it comes to implementing change in the ownership and governance of the club and without that change the downward spiral and struggle to survive will undoubtedly continue.
The real question is what factors CAN instigate change at the top?
Performances over recent seasons would seem to suggest it’s not footballing factors that are there main concern of owner and directors but moneymaking, retaining power and control and protecting vested interests which are the deciding influences.
So the only hope as I can see it is for new ownership which puts the footballing side of the business as a priority,developing brand Everton on the world stage and having aims and objectives set to achieve this over a specified time scale.
Partial investment by relatively small scale investors is not going to achieve this.On the other hand I would hate us to become what is effectively a state owned club of some oil rich country with a dubious human rights record
In the meantime our Premier League existence must rely on our manager and Director of Football recognising and securing suitable loan deals and bargain basement buys to try to plug the leaks and balance up what at the moment is a very poor squad.
I wish I could believe what some posters on here who say,that it will take us two or three windows to get where we want to be.It’s not going to happen without significant changes in the running of the club.That must be right even football intellectuals like Ian Wright and Rio Ferdinand are saying it!,
Tony Abrahams
10 Posted 31/05/2023 at 11:02:59
Everything might have been said before but the title is 100% accurate, because the great feeling of relief that was felt by every single Evertonian, on Sunday evening, was also with a feeling that without change, all’s the players did, was to delay the inevitable.

If not now then when? Is our future in a nutshell, unless we get real change.

Kunal Desai
11 Posted 31/05/2023 at 11:12:42
I bet the shit stains won't make it easy for Moshiri to remove them. What's the bet that they will want vast sums of severance pay offs to leave the club.

What concerns me more was what agreement was in place when Kenwright sold his shares to Moshiri. If there is a legally binding agreement that Kenwright stays on then does it goes down the legal route which then becomes even more messy.

Rick Tarleton
12 Posted 31/05/2023 at 11:18:50
If Kenwright and Moshiri were to offer an apology it would mean that they are admitting a degree of culpability. I don't think think that is something that Billy Fisher is likely or able to do. Christine's analysis of the players that need to disappear off the payroll is a starting point. but I worry how thin the squad will be come August.

The problems of fullbacks and strikers, plus the desperate need for a replacement for Gueye and a creative, attacking midfielder with some footballing nous rather than just being a lung-bursting athlete like Iwobi and Doucoure, mean that we have to look at the market and we have to find a way to fund one or two purchases. God knows how.

To be honest I can't see next season being all that different unless Calvert-Lewin finds a way of playing thirty plus games. Garner looks to have potential, Ben Godfrey is young enough to recover the form that made him an England prospect a few seasons ago and Onana may be useful for his transfer value or as a consistent presence, rather than as a spasmodic performer. Can we get Dele Alli off our payroll without it costing us a fortune?

An intresting summer awaits, but don't expect Kenwright to fall on his sword.

Jerome Shields
13 Posted 31/05/2023 at 11:25:23
On Dyche engagement with Everton so far.I think Dyche after his appointment has kept his head down concentrating on the team.The only engagement within the Club Management has been with data collection and Medical Services. The latter he could not depend on too much.

He awaits knowing that there is no money available.He would have known that from his interview.He also knows that any one of value will be sold, as Gordon was in January.He is probably grateful to Thewell for bringing in Burnley players.

But I don't think he has had any discussions on the future yet.The Independent Commission will be pushed as a unknown.He will be engaging with the Transfer team for the first time, which will uninspiring.

Joe McMahon
14 Posted 31/05/2023 at 11:25:35
Very good article Lyndon. Even thinking about Kenwright makes my blood boil, (and I'm fairly laid back!). One concern though is Manchester City will be able to find and fund the most expensive lawyers/legal team in the world, and I'm sure a scapegoat in the premier league will be needed somewhere.
Dave Lynch
15 Posted 31/05/2023 at 11:27:46
Unless massive changes are made at every level expect the same next season.
Its no coincidence that Leeds, Southampton etc are perennial relegation fighters. We are sadly in that group.
Anthony Hawkins
16 Posted 31/05/2023 at 12:32:56
There has to be a deeper understanding of why the board has refused to attend any home games since January time. The explanation of the risk doesn't stand the test of time unless the board themselves knew the situation that was unfolding and didn't want to be held accountable from that point onwards. In my mind they themselves were scared, but the reality was the fans only wanted the best and were unlikely to ever take physical action (yes, I've read the unsubstantiated accounts/press releases etc.)

Did security or police really suggest 5 months absence? I doubt it. That smacks of the board making an holistic decision based on their own merit.

There has to be significant changes at board level and I really hope MSP shake up the board to increase both accountability and quality of decision making. Success isn't just about splashing the cash and hoping for the best.

I could never quite grasp whether the players had been told to 'take it easy', didn't get the urgency or simply don't have the quality to perform at the highest level. It's going to take more than signing a couple of players to fix the mess and the priority HAS to be bringing in one or more shrewd striker who knows how to score goals. There can't be any more 'they'll make do' players - they have to be able to perform. Get them in early to get preseason and affiliation with the team. Any new players have to hit the ground running as far as possible.

We all want the team to be vying for the top 4 spots but that's a million miles off where we are right. Right now I'd settle for mid table next season and press on from there. If we're fortunate enough to achieve higher then recruitment and Dyche have done a great job. If we're back in the bottom 5 then the club really is broken beyond repair and Moshiri has to sell.

Christopher Timmins
17 Posted 31/05/2023 at 13:07:37
We need revolution at the top rather than evolution.

We can but hope.

Si Cooper
20 Posted 31/05/2023 at 13:58:04
Stu (9), you really don’t think there has been a sea change with even the media openly discussing the travesty of a board that refuses to attend matches after their attempt to demonise dissenting fans was exposed as self-serving manipulation, and how radical root and branch reorganisation is necessary?
Even Farhad can’t have failed to notice how the prevailing wind has shifted.
Bob Parrington
21 Posted 31/05/2023 at 14:30:46
Franky, the board has sacked itself already. May be not literally but, by its failure to even support the "employees" - that is all staff including the manager(s), the players and even the ground staff, by being so shit scared that some Wossack, behind a computer screen made a death threat, that they shouldn't even attend one damn game for as much as 4 or 5 months!

They are a complete disgrace. Shame on them. So Moshiri, show some real maracas and DISMISS the entire Board.

Start from scratch and, if there is new investment above a certain 'figure', allow 1 or 2 board members to be appointed by the new investor. Appoint a CEO totally focussed on building the business. Reporting to him/her/it (sorry) have the director of football, a finance director, marketing/sales
director, 1 or 2 independent "non-executive" directors (with differing but helpful skills). Run Everton in the community as a separate business with a specific budget.
Team manager (hopefully Sean Dyche) reporting to the director of football.
Other managers accordingly etc
I've likely missed some positions but I would add - Have the board pick the Chairman, who must be able to work hand in glove with the CEO.

I'm not saying here that I am right in every point but we need this kind of thinking now, not in 3 weeks time but now, so that we gan give the Manager and the DoF to put the squad together.

I'm sure there will be comments from others on here who are more qualified than me.

Bobby Mallon
22 Posted 31/05/2023 at 14:31:38
What does constitute a successful football club. Is it finishing mid table, 10th to 6th or top 6. Is it winning a cup or getting to a final what? I say its a club that exists within its financial means, even if relegated and does not put the existence of that club in jeopardy.
Jay Harris
23 Posted 31/05/2023 at 15:13:09
As always a comprehensive summing up of our present predicament but to move forward we need change.

Successful change is usually brought about by a leader and champion with a plan and a purpose.

Regrettably I don't see any of this right now just a defensive line of not being accountable and finger pointing at others while the media make a meal of the club.

I can only hope that MSP are able to grasp the nettle and take over the running of the club as soon as possible but such are the complications of our finances and potential "arrangements" with the likes of Billy liar I don't see this as coming soon enough to have a proper plan for next season.

Can I also add to the disappointment that no board member or owner has come forward to thank the fans for their support nor shown their appreciation to Dyche and the players for their efforts.

Barry Hesketh
24 Posted 31/05/2023 at 15:17:47
Jay @20
I read somewhere or other, that the CEO had sent a note of thanks to the Everton staff on Monday, but unable to confirm if that's true or not.
Mal van Schaick
25 Posted 31/05/2023 at 15:52:01
Knowing our spineless owner, he will do a Glazier type deal. Sell the club but retain an interest, which is exactly what the fans don’t want.

The Owner, the Chairman and the Board have brought our club into disrepute, with the fans. The impasse cannot go on, into another season, and the fans unrest will continue until there are changes in Ownership and Board members.

If they all think that building a new ground will resolve the issues, and that a bright new dawn is ahead of us in their control, they are deluded.

My take on the current situation, is that the fans will have their answer, if the Manager leaves the club, because he to will realise that his opinion will fall on deaf ears, and those making the decisions will blatantly ignore the Managers opinion and it will be ‘ Groundhog Day ‘. Another close season of failure and a continuing blame game.

Mark Taylor
26 Posted 01/06/2023 at 00:41:35
Anyone seriously bidding £70m for Onana can have Dele, Gbamin and Gomes, as a special offer. A very Everton offer, Buy One Get Three Free.
Annika Herbert
27 Posted 01/06/2023 at 16:19:51
It baffles me when fans criticise a clearly talented but, as yet, not consistent young player after just one season in the PL! A player highly rated by by many but considered not good enough for a team who barely escaped relegation.
Do people honestly believe Onana won’t improve in his second season? Surely it would be better to hang onto a player who could become a vital midfield cog for us, rather than gamble on yet another journeyman?
I don’t for one minute claim Onana had a great season, but I saw enough to believe he is well worth keeping
Mark Taylor
28 Posted 01/06/2023 at 19:24:04

I guess opinions differ. Garner at far less money and roughly the same age made a far bigger impression with fewer opportunities. Maybe Onana might do something to change that next season, maybe not? Remember Moise Kean?

I wouldn't sell him cut-price, but £70M? That money is worth having. Successful clubs are very astute at offloading players for more money than they are worth (even if they have proven to be good, which Onana hasn't as yet), then re-stocking with equivalent quality for less money.

Not that we have proven to be so (excepting perhaps the sale of Gordon) but it's the model for most outside the Top 6 in the Premier League.

The 'get 3 free' offer reflects the reality that we couldn't even give those 3 players away, because we paid them far too big a salary. Dele Alli especially is a pure liability because we can't play him even if we wanted to because we can't afford the transfer fee that would be triggered. Great business.

Alexander Murphy
29 Posted 01/06/2023 at 21:24:25
NO REPRESENTATIVE present from EFC Co Ltd at the meeting of the Fan Body which THEY orchestrated ?

This from a Club which has SQUANDERED HALF A BILLION PLUS in JUST HALF A DECADE of crass ineptitude.

NO PRIOR advice, warning or formal apology.



DEEPEST SHAME upon You moshiri, kenwright & baxendale SHAME !

You complacent, complicit and ARROGANT incompetents !!

You lack ANY AND ALL of the morals, the spirits or the character traits which in ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM reflect " NIL SATIS NISI OPTIMUM".

you are spineless, inept and cowardly

GO !

GO NOW !!!

Jamie Crowley
30 Posted 01/06/2023 at 21:43:15

It's maddening and frustrating AF, to be sure.

But I think the Everton toilet is being flushed. "Blue" Bill and Little Miss Dynamite are being flushed down and through the mother of all "out doors". This is why they don't show. They know their time is up, and they know the fans might lynch them. So they've gone into hiding.

Moshri runs things from afar, everyone has their own management style.

Once the turd is down and out the crapper, let's see how things are with fan relations. Just wait for the flush to finish.

Alexander Murphy
31 Posted 01/06/2023 at 21:58:11
Jamie whilst I entirely endorse Your highly justified, eloquent colonic and lavatorial theme.

I simply can not agree that these dung beetles "know their time is up, and they know the fans might lynch them. So they've gone into hiding".

And I must take task here!

"they know the fans might lynch them"

No!!!! They may well bleat and accuse and pretend but what they know beyond any reasonable doubt is that they will be safe and sound but fairly questioned!

And truth is what they fear!

Jamie Crowley
32 Posted 01/06/2023 at 22:46:12
Alexander -

I remember many years ago, Eugene Ruane (brilliant contributor, and I mean brilliant — the fella clearly has intelligence) would post frequently using bold and italics.

At some point, someone took umbrage at the use of Eugene's bold and italics usage, claiming it was all for visibility or some such nonsense. Eugene was clearly using bold and italics to emphasize points in his discussion to assist in conveying the meaning of his overall written post; providing emphasis where necessary to get his point across.

You're channelling your "inner Ruane" and I love it.

Oh, and, please note:

All evil men fear the truth.

Jim Lloyd
33 Posted 03/06/2023 at 21:18:36
Oops, sorry!
Barry Hesketh
34 Posted 13/07/2023 at 16:04:10
I meant to mention this when I read about Sasha Ryazantsev joining newly promoted Burnley as CFO Advisor, this morning.
Is Moshiri going to buy the Lancashire outfit somewhere down the line? It does seem strange that he appeared to leave Everton due to his possible connections with Usmanov, or have I got the wrong guy?

Former right hand man to Farhad Moshiri at Everton takes role at Premier League rival

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