Bill Kenwright exit update emerges as Farhad Moshiri sells Everton to 777 Partners
An update has been shared on Bill Kenwright’s future at Everton as Farhad Moshiri sold his controlling stake to 777 Partners, according to the Evening Standard.
The London-based newspaper reported on Friday (15 September) that the chairman is likely to leave the club under the new ownership.
Kenwright stayed on despite chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale, chief finance officer Grant Ingles and non-executive director and former striker Graeme Sharp leaving the club in June.
Kenwright has been in this role for 19 years and his popularity among the Toffees supporters has waned since then.
There have been doubts about what he brought to the table apart from being in close quarters with Moshiri.
Together, the duo were among the most disliked names at the club and their exits could be the ideal way to start a new era.
There have been structural changes behind the scenes in recent months but it’s nothing quite like the two most powerful people at the club departing.
777 Partners do not arrive at Goodison Park with the reputation of saints, but a change at the top was needed and they will provide that.
It remains to be seen what sort of changes they bring and whether or not they are the right ones to take the club in the right direction.