Fan organizations for Everton have come together and urged the club’s owner to implement significant changes “at the chair, board, and executive levels.”
The Toffees are currently in the relegation zone after seven games without a victory. Last season, they finished four points off the bottom three.
Due to the club’s dismal form, manager Frank Lampard faces an unclear future, but he has stated he does not require any promises about his position.
Open letter to Farhad Moshiri
Several Everton supporter organizations have united in expressing their growing unhappiness with the circumstances at Goodison Park.
Fans have written to Farhad Moshiri asking him to bring in “capable professionals who can reverse our downfall” and make “sweeping changes at the chair, board, and executive levels.”
“Now is the time to stop our club’s further downfall. We have experienced diminishing results for too long despite your investment, and they now put our continued existence as a Premier League club in jeopardy.” Read a letter addressed to Moshiri.
“We, the undersigned fan and social media groups, demand that you enact significant reforms at the executive, board, and chair levels. Bring in qualified, seasoned people who can stop our decline and restore our competitiveness.”
The weekend is expected to see further protests. The 27 Years Campaign, now known as NSNOW, an Everton supporter organization, has scheduled a protest for Saturday outside Goodison Park. On February 4, a second sit-in protest has been scheduled for Everton’s team’s televised match against Arsenal.
The Time For Change Is Now! #AllTogetherNow https://t.co/Sof2ngmmtq pic.twitter.com/GEXadEePdd
— NSNOW (@NSNO_W) January 5, 2023
Ian Wright and Alan Shearer address issues at Everton
Many people within and outside Goodison believe that Lampard is not the only one at fault and have thrown their ire toward the board.
After the game on Premier League Productions, Ian Wright said, “We last heard from Moshiri a while ago. He needs to explain this publicly.”
“It appears to be standing still. It looks flimsy. In nine years, they’ve gone through eight managers. Surely, that isn’t the issue.”
Alan Shearer went considerably further in his criticism of the team, calling them a disaster. “Whoever goes in there, it’s going to be tough,” Shearer said.
“Frank is the eighth manager in nine years; there have also been a few caretaker managers. That proves what a disaster of a football club it is.”
“Can eight managers make mistakes in nine years? I understand they have wasted and spent a fortune in the past, but who has been purchasing those players? Who in their right mind would spend outrageous sums of money on a few below-average players?”
“It isn’t an overstatement to say that a staggering sum of money has been spent. Now that they are paying the price, there aren’t many left.”