By Sean Fisher

19th Nov, 2022 | 4:10pm

View: Everton could paper over Farhad Moshiri cracks with Ange Postecoglou appointment

Transfer business at Everton has been woeful under Farhad Moshiri, but the possible appointment of Ange Postecoglou could change everything.

Moshiri was announced as the majority shareholder of Everton in 2016 and the club has made some disastrously bad transfer decisions ever since.

Ronald Koeman was the first manager he appointed to the Goodison Park hot seat, but Moshiri has since gone through another five permanent managers in five years.

Of those managers – Sam Allardyce, Marco Silva, Carlo Ancelotti, Rafa Benitez and Frank Lampard – all of them adopt different styles, philosophies and tactics, resulting in an Everton squad that completely lacks direction and identity.

The dressing room is full of players used to playing in different ways, giving no manager hope of trying to figure out a short-term solution. That lies with the board. Direction and identity have to come from above, and the managerial appointment has to match their way of thinking.

Lampard is the latest to suffer the Everton treatment, and while the majority of his summer signings have had a good start at Goodison, the remainder of his squad still lacks a consistent style of play. As a result he finds himself under immense pressure and could be the next to be given the Moshiri boot.

It’ll take multiple windows and a lot of selling and buying to fix what is a very unbalanced squad, but Postecoglou’s transfer record at Celtic suggests he is the ideal candidate to spare the board’s blushes.

The Australian joined Celtic in 2021 but has been linked with a move to Everton by Alan Nixon amid rumours of Lampard’s sacking. The 57-year-old has evolved the way the Glasgow side does business in the window, while also paying extra attention to the club’s scouting network. [The Scotsman]

After Celtic’s Champions League reality check, Postecoglou discussed the need for the club to think two or three years in advance, and urged transfer business to be “agile” and “aggressive”. [BBC]

It’s that exact philosophy that has seen him pick up gems such as Jota and Cameron Carter-Vickers over the summer.

Not only is Postecoglou adept in the transfer window, but his unique style of play means he can easily identify which players he needs.

The Australian represents Everton’s best chance of fixing their squad. It’d take time and a lot of backing, but it’s Moshiri’s best chance of saving his reputation – and his bank account.