Following on from Everton’s fan advisory board Q&A on Monday, Everton chief Farhad Moshiri put to bed whether the club was for sale or not.
“The Club is not for sale, but I have been talking to top investors of real quality to bridge a gap on the stadium.
“I can do it myself; the reason I want to do it is to bring top sport investors into Everton, for some of the reasons the fans want improvement: more talent.
“We are close to having a deal done. It is not selling the Club at all, it is just bringing more expertise in terms of global sponsorship, commercial development and a lot of specialist sport investors have this pool of knowledge.”
Everton chief Moshiri denies club sale
Four weeks ago, The Guardian reported that Farhad Moshiri had in fact put the club up for sale. Only for the club, 19 minutes later on their official website releasing a video showing Mr Moshiri saying that the club was not up for sale.
Since this interview was released, Everton have had two more home games in which none of the board members have attended due to a “safety and security” with a full statement released on the club’s website it claimed that the board could not attend the home game on January 14th.
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But like previously stated, two more home games have since occurred and still no sign of them. Following the incident on January 14th, Everton fans have protested about the current regime at the club, asking multiple questions, but ultimately wanting to know what the future holds for the club.
With the full Q&A now being released, Moshiri claims that the club is not for sale and that he is actively looking for investors which is good from a financial point of view, but from a fan’s point of view.
Nothing is going to change which is why for the last three home games the fans have held protests before each game because the same people are still at the club. Ironically, since the board have failed to show up Everton have won the last two home games.
Bill Kenwright’s role at the club
During the Q&A the question was put to Moshiri regarding Bill Kenwright and this was his response.
“Mr Kenwright supports the Director of Football and the Club’s football department in negotiating transfers for players both coming in to and out of the Club.”
Worrying times considering Everton have Kevin Thelwell as Director of Football at the club, as surely that should be his job? Not the Chairman’s?
With a new stadium on the horizon, that should be the new start of Everton Football Club and with that they leave Goodison Park behind, along with Bill Kenwright.