By Dan Plumley

21st Jan, 2023 | 1:40pm

Finance Expert: Everton rolling the dice for David Moyes would make sense

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Dan Plumley has insisted that Everton rolling the dice and paying compensation for David Moyes if they need a new manager would be a smart move.

The Finance Expert insisted that there has been a clear breach of FFP at Goodison Park, and that relegation would cost the club £60million overnight instantly.

So, the supposed £5million compensation would be nothing compared to the “catastrophic” developments that could take place without Premier League football.

“Let’s be blunt, we have not seen any retrospective punishment from FFP anyway linked to this thing around Everton,” he exclusively told Goodison News.

“It’s been rumbling for a couple of years so that has to factor in here because there has quite clearly been a breach from what everyone else can see but there has been no punishment applied.

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“In that regard, it wouldn’t surprise me if you were chancing your arm on this compensation fee if that is to be the case, and you could probably stretch as £5million isn’t going to shift the dial massively so you can probably argue that away.

“The timing is tight given where we are already at in January, and I think the other thing as well, it just shows the gravity of Everton’s situation and the desperation around it because you’ve factored this in against relegation from the Premier League which would cost £60million overnight in pure revenue terms, so actually rolling the dice on £5million with the aim to stay up and that happens, you’re £100million better off next season.

“That’s the trade-off and what Everton will be looking at with the numbers as relegation would be catastrophic.”

Frank Lampard is going nowhere just yet.

The West Ham United clash with Everton will go a long way to deciding the future of both Lampard and Moyes, with a rollercoaster effect certainly possibly at Goodison Park and the London Stadium.

This is certainly one, or two, to watch.