Everton owner Farhad Moshiri slammed by Marcel Brands in new interview
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has been slammed by former Director of Football Marcel Brands in an interview with ESPN Netherlands.
The 60-year-old arrived at Goodison Park in 2018 from PSV Eindhoven but was dismissed in December 2021.
In a bombshell new interview with ESPN, Brands criticised Moshiri for being too easily influenced and the frustration he faced at Everton.
“It is a wonderful country for football, a wonderful club, but very difficult to manage,” he said.
“Especially because the owners are very involved, which makes them easy to influence. That makes it very difficult sometimes.
“Of course, we did good things. Only that was also the frustration. You don’t get the grip to actually change things.”
A worrying update for Everton fans
Brands’ claims will sting that little bit more for Everton fans given that Peter Kenyon’s takeover of the club is reportedly on the rocks.
The Telegraph reported last night (1 July) that Moshiri’s camp had broken off talks with Kenyon and that those talks would not restart.
This likely means Everton will face at least one more season under Moshiri’s ownership, leaving the long-term future of the club in limbo.
They have already been hamstrung by the well-documented financial issues at the club, already pushing through the sale of Richarlison to include any profit made in their financial projections.
The issues came because of Moshiri’s reckless spending, pushing through mega-money moves for the likes of Davy Klassen and Moise Kean who failed to deliver for The Toffees.
Everton also had to be frugal last season, spending less than £2million in the summer and selling Lucas Digne to fund moves for Vitaliy Mykolenko and Nathan Patterson.
The proposed takeover was hoped to herald the end of these issues and give Kevin Thelwell and Frank Lampard the room to work.
Instead, another frugal summer likely lies ahead for Everton as they try to avoid another relegation battle.