Everton are experiencing one of their worst Premier League seasons to date, with only five wins from 20 games, and an embarrassing defeat to relegation battling Norwich City yesterday has only made things worse.
That has ultimately cost Rafa Benitez his job with the club confirming his departure on Sunday afternoon, and now Alan Myers has given his verdict on the current situation at Goodison Park.
Popular journalist and Everton fan, Alan Myers, has taken to his Twitter replies to give his verdict on what the issues are at the club currently, after a fan asked him what he thinks they need to do.
“I don’t see how it gets better in the current situation, but I think it needs much more than just a change of Manager to sort it.”
Rafa Benitez had been in charge at Everton for just over six months, but despite making nine signings during that time, he was been unable to make progress with the squad, leaving the Toffees in a vulnerable position 15th in the Premier League, just six points shy of the relegation zone.
Myers and his opinion is highly respected by Everton fans, after his stint as communications manager at the club back in 2014, so the fact that he is suggesting that the issues are much more than the manager selection will leave Farhad Moshiri furious, as the owner already has a fractured relationship with the fans.
Fans are also not just putting the blame on Benitez, but have also turned on the owners at this point too, with one supporter tweeting:
“We all knew it would go this way as soon as Benitez got the job. Another shocking decision from Moshiri that’s now left us in a relegation battle. I remember being made up cos we had a billionaire owner but he’s destroying our club #RafaOut #MoshiriOut.”
Moshiri has made over 40 signings and spent over £600m since he became the majority stakeholder in the club, with no progress in fact the club has seen 103 wins, 59 draws, 96 defeats, one semi-final appearance, one season in Europe, six managers and zero trophies since his arrival and the fans have had enough.
Everton’s match-going fans travelled 258 miles from their home stadium to Carrow Road to watch their team lose to a side that was bottom of the table and had lost 14 games in the Premier League this season, with the Merseyside club conceding their 10th defeat of the season.
The fans were furious at the full-time whistle, with chants against Benitez and the owners, as well as some fans even trying to get to the Carrow Road dugout to approach the Spanish tactician, who has now finally been given his marching orders.
Either way, Moshiri has to be furious. His appointment has backfired, his tenure in Merseyside is getting worse and the fans are now severely against him.
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