Everton legend Neville Southall has now shared his thoughts on the current state of the club following a second successive relegation scrap.
Southall is Everton’s most decorated player and few individuals know the club better than the 60-year-old, who has long called for the Blues to show more ambition.
Speaking with BBC Radio Merseyside, Southall said: “There’s not going to be major changes and we’re going to be what we’ve been this season next season or just slightly improved.
We might be a fitter version of what we’ve done. To win stuff you have to be quality and we’re short on quality. Not low on effort but low on quality.
We need massive change, we need a change at the top for sure. We need investment and investment doesn’t always have to be money. It has to be a culture change in as much as you live up to the motto, you do things around the club.
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