The Toffees remained in the Premier League on the season’s final day, but their problems didn’t end there. It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that Everton is a club in crisis. The problems are on the pitch, in the boardroom and among the fanbase.

Three key executives have now left Everton: chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale, finance director Grant Ingles and club legend Graeme Sharp, who had a non-executive role. It’s only the tip of the iceberg – and only the start of the storm brewing.

Only chairman Bill Kenwright, for now, remains. The 77-year-old man has been a member of Everton’s board since 1989, but he might also be gone. The fans have had enough of him and the club’s owner Farhad Moshiri.

Every year seems to be getting worse – and even their good decisions come back to haunt them – like Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian, who managed the Toffees between December 2019 and June 2021, is taking Everton to court over a $2 million payment the club failed to pay him. And it’s not like the club hasn’t got enough financial problems.

Everton have entered into a period of exclusivity with MSP Sports Capital about obtaining investment that would safeguard the completion of building their new $628 million stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.

This development confirms significant changes are coming. Two local businessmen and lifelong Everton fans, George Downing and Andy Bell have been linked with potential roles on a new board, but nothing has been announced yet.

The new stadium is likely to be the most breathtaking venue in England, but there are big doubts over the state of the club that is supposed to use it.

Everton will likely need to sell players, with England keeper Jordan Pickford and Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana attracting interest.


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