By Declan Walsh

4th Jun, 2021 | 4:10pm

Kia Joorabchian plays role in appointing new Everton manager

Kia Joorabchian is set to play a major role in who Farhad Moshiri decides to appoint as the new Everton manager, according to Duncan Castles.

Speaking on the latest episode of The Transfer Window podcast, the Sunday Times journalist reported that Joorabchian will be advising Moshiri on who to hire to replace Carlo Ancelotti after he quit Goodison Park to return to Real Madrid this week.

Castles said: “I think one agent, Kia Joorabchian, is going to very important in this process because he has the ear of Farhad Moshiri and will be advising him on certain coaches.

“I think it’s pretty open because it’s happened in a manner which Everton couldn’t really expect to lose Ancelotti to Madrid in this way and they need to get the appointment right because they’ve gone through quite a lot of failed appointments at the club.”

Castles also added that whoever is the next Everton manager will be tasked with slashing down the size of the squad left by Ancelotti, as well as building a new squad that can justify Alisher Usmanov’s investment in the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.

Castles added: “There’s a massive investment from Alisher Usmanov in the new stadium, in the playing staff, which still needs to be whittled down, they still need to get numbers off the squad and [reduce the] wage bill of the squad and get money into more effective areas of the team.”

Trust in football men

Joorabchian has a lot of influence at Everton with him almost playing an advisory role to majority shareholder Moshiri.

While we trust Moshiri and to an extent Joorabchian, these two are predominantly businessman and we’d like to see a bit of faith shown in the football men at Goodison Park.

Marcel Brands should have a lot to say on who to appoint as the next manager.

The 59-year-old has been working as a director of football since the 1990s so it’s fair to say he knows what he’s doing when it comes to managerial appointments.

While Bill Kenwright cannot be seen mainly as a football man, he’s still been the chairman at Goodison Park since 2004 and has seen his fair share of managers coming and going.

It’s ultimately down to Moshiri but he needs to listen to Brand and Kenwright on who should be the next manager and not just Joorabchian, who could benefit in certain ways depending upon who is hired at Goodison.

There are so many people involved in this process. Let’s hope too many cooks don’t spoilt the broth.

In other Everton news, a new name has emerged in the Blues’ hunt for a new boss.

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