Conor Coady has now shared what he thinks really needs to change at Everton next season in a blunt appraisal.

The defender, who spent last season on loan at the Blues, believes that ‘the biggest thing’ the club needs right now is clarity.

Making a guest appearance on the Monday Night Club for BBC 5 Live Sport, Coady said: “I think the biggest thing for me is the whole club needs clarity. It needs clarity in everything it does.”

The 30-year-old joined Everton on loan from Wolves last summer, amidst a wave of anger and frustration from fans towards the current stewardship, a tenure that has seen the club decline.

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Fan-led protests against the board and ownership have gathered pace in recent months, most recently last Saturday outside Everton’s headquarters in the Liver Building on Liverpool’s waterfront.

The defender continued: “What I really do believe is that it needs some really strong decisions from people upstairs and it needs the strong decisions from everybody to say; ‘This is our direction and this where we are going’.”

Indeed, as Coady insists, there needs to be some ‘strong decisions’ from the people running the club, with a clear direction for the future.

Everton have potentially lost a leader in Coady

Everton rejected the chance to make Conor Coady’s loan deal permanent, turning down the pre-agreed option to buy for £4.5m from his parent club Wolves.

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However, regardless of the fact that Coady’s playing time at Everton has seemingly come to an end, the England international clearly remains emotionally invested in the Blue half of Merseyside and is absolutely correct in his assessment of the club.

Indeed, there is little doubt that very important decisions must be made by the custodians of the club, otherwise avoiding relegation last season will just be delaying the inevitable.

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