By Peter Lynch

17th May, 2023 | 3:52pm

Everton FFP matter ‘out of Premier League hands’ as ‘more complex’ development emerges

Everton have “not received any guidance” regarding their alleged breach of profit and sustainability rules as to when the verdict will be shared, according to the Liverpool ECHO.

The Toffees were charged by the Premier League for breaching its Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules for the period ending season 2021/22.

The competition didn’t go into specifics, and there is no set sanction should the club be found guilty as no such top-flight case has been heard before.

“The matter is now out of Premier League hands and the ECHO understands that Everton have not received any guidance from the independent commission over potential timescales,” according to the Liverpool ECHO.

“Previous FFP cases in the Championship have taken between 18 months to two years to be concluded and club sources acknowledge that the Blues’ finances are likely to be more complex.”

Much-needed relief

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Everton have seemingly been bombarded with issues both on and off the pitch in recent times, everything from protests about owner Farhad Moshiri to battling with relegation twice in a row.

The Toffees only just managed to stay in the top flight last season, with the Merseyside outfit simply not rectifying the problem last summer, leaving the club in the exact same position this time around.

Now Sean Dyche is the man entrusted with guiding them to safety, and while he enjoyed some positive results to start with, the Toffees are in real danger of the drop with just two matches to go. They currently sit 17th in the Premier League table, just a point off the bottom three.

Fortunately this latest development regarding FFP will ease tensions behind-the-scenes at Goodison Park, with that more relaxed atmosphere potentially transferring onto the pitch as the players battle it out to stay in the division.