By Declan Walsh

29th May, 2023 | 6:45pm

Everton: Premier League owners’ and directors’ test will be needed as MSP twist emerges - Paul Joyce

A Premier League owners’ and directors’ test will be needed if MSP Sports Capital want to be represented on the board at Everton, according to The Times journalist Paul Joyce.

Writing on The Times website on Monday (29 May), Joyce reported that talks are still underway between Farhad Moshiri and the American firm.

It is understood that if MSP successfully invest in Everton, new appointments could be made to the board.

However, Joyce says that it will “delay the process” due to the Premier League’s vetting of all owners and directors prior to their appointments.

Everton secured last-day survival against relegation from the Premier League on Sunday (28 May) thanks to a 1-0 win over Bournemouth at Goodison Park.

Anything to get Kenwright out

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If MSP do successfully buy a stake in Everton Football Club from Moshiri then it could open the door for Kenwright to leave Goodison Park for good.

In an ideal world, new owners would come in, replacing Moshiri entirely, and run the club brilliantly, leading us back to Europe and to winning silverware.

We can dream.

But the reality is that Everton are a team that’s been in a Premier League relegation battle for two seasons in a row, edging closer to the drop in back-to-back years.

Unless things change, next season could be our last in the top flight for a very long time.

It remains to be seen if MSP’s chiefs will be any good – will it be a case of the better the devil you know than the one you don’t?

Surely not.