Everton boardroom exodus on cards as Farhad Moshiri and MSP Sports Capital plans emerge
With MSP Sports Capital set to acquire a 25% stake in Everton, a boardroom exodus looks inevitable as part of their significant investment into the club, in partnership with Farhad Moshiri.
The US entity is ready for a hands-on role on and off the pitch, in regard to player recruitment as well as the process to deliver the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.
The overhaul means that Evertonians should finally see the departures of Bill Kenwright, Denise Barrett-Baxendale, Grant Ingles, and Graeme Sharp, following the lengthy much-publicised acrimony at Goodison Park.
Everton’s new partners would not be arriving on Merseyside for a first foray into football, as was featured in this inews report.
“MSP, whose chairman is Iranian-American billionaire Jahm Najafi, want to play an active role in the club’s running and seats on the board are expected to follow, with changes to the structure of the club also anticipated,” it said.
“Their portfolio includes Brondby, Augsburg, and Estoril and they favour data-driven recruitment, which could be integrated further into Everton’s flawed transfer policy.”
Everton has been desperate for effective leadership and direction for far too long.
The involvement of MSP has to herald a new approach for the club, combined with the experience and ability of Sean Dyche as manager
The individuals on the board who have been largely responsible for much of what has happened in recent times have to exit the stage. Things have gone too far for any kind of amicable resolution between them and the fans, as well as the impact of their decisions at Goodison.
The Times have reported that the likes of Ingles and Sharp could resign on their own accord, but this move by MSP Sports Capital could see the axe wielded to make changes.
Moshiri has invested a lot of capital with nothing to show for it in real terms but the imminent change can be a turning point.
A nerve-shredding final day of the Premier League season awaits on Sunday with Everton’s fate in their own hands as a win over Bournemouth will ensure top-flight safety and a more stable platform for the new incoming regime.