Karl Robinson has slammed Everton fans for their treatment of Farhad Moshiri.

Speaking on talkSPORT, the former Oxford United manager claimed that the Toffees supporters had been ‘slightly disrespectful’ towards their owner ahead of the club’s takeover.

Everton have today confirmed that Farhad Moshiri has agreed to sell his 94% stake in the club to American investment fund 777 Partners.

The sale is expected to go through by the end of the year, subject to Premier League, Football Association and Financial Conduct Authority approval.

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Everton fans will be delighted at the news that Moshiri will now depart the club after huge protests against his ownership towards the end of last season. The British-Iranian businessman will bring an end to his rollercoaster tenure that stretches back to 2016.

Moshiri has invested over £750m into Everton over his seven years on Merseyside but has seen the club rapidly decline in recent years, with the Toffees battling relegation over the past two seasons.

While supporters have made their anger and frustration towards Moshiri very clear, Robinson believes they have been unfair on the billionaire.

“All the Everton fans I know will be absolutely over the moon that he’s out,” he told talkSPORT.

“I think it’s slightly disrespectful in some ways when a person invests so much of his personal wealth into a football club that he clearly does care for.

“You can’t ridicule him and disrespect him for what he’s done. I think he’s done as much as he can.”

Everton fans – 777 Partners or Farhad Moshiri?

Following the news of 777 Partners’ imminent arrival, founder Josh Wander said: “We are truly humbled by the opportunity to become part of the Everton family as custodians of the club, and consider it a privilege to be able to build on its proud heritage and values.


“Our primary objective is to work with fans and stakeholders to develop the sporting and commercial infrastructure for the men’s and women’s teams that will deliver results for future generations of Everton supporters.”

The investment firm have previously invested in Standard Liege, Hertha Berlin and Sevilla, as well as buying a 45% stake in the British Basketball League in 2021.