By Peter Lynch

18th Sep, 2023 | 9:20pm

Alan Myers shares ‘tumultuous’ Farhad Moshiri verdict amid Everton takeover news

Businessman Farhad Moshiri has had “seven tumultuous years” at Everton, according to Sky Sports journalist Alan Myers.

The verdict comes after the news that owner Moshiri has agreed to sell his full stake in the club to 777 Partners, as per the official Everton website (15 September).

The Merseyside outfit added that the transaction is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2023, and remains subject to regulatory approval.

“The agreement with 777 Partners, a Miami-based investment broker, will see Moshiri cut his ties with the club after seven tumultuous years that at first offered a long-suffering fanbase hope of a new dawn, similar to that witnessed at Manchester City and more recently at Newcastle United,” Myers wrote for Sky Sports (17 September).

“What followed was anything but – despite Moshiri ploughing in several hundred million pounds. A perfect storm of poor management, erratic decisions and scattergun recruitment has plunged Everton into a financial black hole, one which resulted in a downward spiral that translated onto the pitch in the form of two relegation very-near-misses.”

Miserable spell

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It really has been a miserable period of time for everyone associated with Everton, with those people now desperate for immediate change once the new owners are in place.

Unfortunately, however, as is the nature of such transactions, that potential change will take quite some time, if indeed it does arrive.

But fans will be optimistic about it arriving, simply because it seems that things cannot get any worse at the Merseyside club.

The Toffees only just managed to stay in the Premier League in the last two seasons, narrowly avoiding an unthinkable relegation to the Championship.

And despite new faces arriving in the summer transfer window, it is very much the same story this time around, with the club yet again in the relegation zone.

Toffees supporters really will be hoping for a scenario like that at both Manchester City and Newcastle, but that looks to be some way away at this moment in time.

In other Everton news, one pundit has slammed the Toffees live on talkSPORT as an “absolute mess” claim is made.