Alan Brazil slams 'misguided' Farhad Moshiri's Everton ownership
Alan Brazil has slammed Everton owner Farhad Moshiri for wasting £75million on sacking managers during a “misguided” reign at Goodison.
The Glaswegian radio presenter shared that he had been told the figure, on top of extensive transfer fees, as the club search for a seventh permanent manager since Moshiri bought the club.
Speaking live on talkSPORT on Friday (January 21st, 09.30am) the former Scotland international said: “Well six managers, two directors of football, and half a billion in transfer fees.
“And I’m told he’s paid off managers and their coaches around £75million already. That is just misguided. That’s misguided.”
The spectre of the amount of money spent on transfers in the six years the owner has been at the club has hung over managers and players for a long time now.
Players such as Cenk Tosun – £27million (BBC), Alex Iwobi – £34million (BBC), Davy Klaassen – £23.6million (BBC), Moise Keane – £25million (BBC), Jean-Philippe Gbamin – £25million (BBC), and arguably Gylfi Sigurdsson – £45million (BBC) have all been brought in for big money without justifying their price tags.
Yet the equally poor record the club holds over that time in terms of managers has not necessarily manifested a monetary value, but the figure quoted by Brazil compounds the idea that the Toffees ownership do not know what they are doing with the money.
There have been no trophies won in this period, and the club have not really even come close.
The disfunction extends to the fact that unpopular manager Rafael Benitez was sacked this month only days after he had been backed in his falling out with Lucas Digne.
The full-back moved to Aston Villa despite being a key performer at Goodison prior to the Spaniard’s arrival, joining Marcel Brands and other back room staff in exiting in a short period, only for the ex-Liverpool boss to be sacked anyway.
In this context “misguided” would seem to be quite restrained language in describing how the club is being run.
In other Everton news, a prominent journalist has blasted the club’s interest in this manager.