Bill Kenwright whereabouts emerge for Everton showdown v Bournemouth
Bill Kenwright will be at home watching Everton play Bournemouth on this television, according to Sunday People journalist John Richardson
Blues chairman Kenwright hasn’t attended a game at Goodison Park since January due to fans’ anger at the way the club has been run.
Even though Everton’s Premier League safety is at stake when they play Bournemouth at Goodison on Sunday (28 May), Kenwright will not be in the directors’ box and will instead watch the game from afar.
Writing in the Sunday People (print edition, page 58, 28 May), Richardson said: “Everton’s disastrous season will come to a conclusion today – with their chairman banished to his home watching the TV and a legendary player entertaining his grandkids.
“Both would normally be occupying seats in the directors’ box. But, after protests reached fever pitch following the 4-1 home defeat against Brighton on January 3, the club were advised to tell chairman Bill Kenwright, former striker Graeme Sharp, owner Farhad Moshiri and other executives to stay away.”
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Even if Everton avoid relegation this season, Kenwright isn’t welcome at Goodison Park.
If Farhad Moshiri had absolutely any sense about him, he would have already removed Kenwright from his position of power within Goodison Park. However, there’s every chance the Blues’ majority shareholder is waiting to sell off part of his ownership to MSP to install someone else.
Who knows? But all should become clear after the game against Bournemouth because whether or not we’re a Premier League club has everything hinging upon it.
Moshir’s future, the future of the stadium, the terms of that deal with MSP, the futures of players and potentially the very future of the club itself could all be up in the air.
Everton should never, ever be in this position but we have no divine right to be in the Premier League. No club has.
Relegation is unthinkable but we ultimately deserve to be in this position thanks to the useless leadership of Moshiri, Kenwright and co.
Survival will not be an achievement.