Everton will maintain a ultimate spherical of talks with three candidates for the vacant supervisor position on Friday, with Vitor Pereira, Frank Lampard and present caretaker supervisor Duncan Ferguson within the body.
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Everton Q&A: Why are the followers protesting?
How are issues going at Everton?
Not nicely. The Toffees are sixteenth within the Premier League having secured 19 factors from 20 matches, with the aspect beginning 2022 with three Premier League defeats.
A 2-1 loss to embattled Norwich was the ultimate nail within the coffin of lengthy disliked supervisor Benitez and got here simply days after the membership allowed France worldwide Lucas Digne to affix Aston Villa.
Fan favorite Duncan Ferguson took short-term cost however didn’t steer Everton to a much-needed victory, with Aston Villa successful 1-0 at Goodison Park on Saturday with Digne offering the help.
What’s the present temper within the fanbase?
Fury fuelled by a necessity for change. Earlier than Saturday’s match a airplane flew over Goodison Park calling for long-standing chairman Invoice Kenwright’s departure, with the trailing banner studying “22 years of failure, Invoice. Time to go”.
There was extra anger on show after the ultimate whistle as round 150 followers stayed behind to protest, chanting “Sack the board”, “Invoice Kenwright, get out of our membership” and “We wish our membership again”.
Frustration has continued to be expressed since then, with a lot of supporters congregating outdoors the Liver Constructing – the place Everton’s business places of work are based mostly – earlier than one other protest befell on Wednesday night time outdoors Goodison.
What points are there on the membership?
Everton don’t have any supervisor, director of soccer, head of recruitment or scouting chief, with few trusting these on the prime of the membership to make the correct selections and enhance issues.
The membership have been owned by Farhad Moshiri since 2016 and the Iranian businessman definitely can’t be faulted for his monetary backing, having already spent over half a-billion kilos on transfers since his £200m takeover in 2016.
Final week he dedicated one other £100m to the membership after growing his stake to 94 per cent however he has persistently made poor selections. On Wednesday, followers voiced their objections to potential new supervisor Vitor Pereira, agent Kia Joorabchian – reportedly advising Moshiri – and Kenwright.
What’s subsequent for Everton?
There’s a lot to repair however appointing the correct successor to Benitez is vital.
Ex-Porto and Fenerbahce boss Pereira seemed to be the frontrunner and stated he was harm by fan opposition to his potential appointment, with graffiti sprayed on to Goodison Park saying ‘Pereira out, Lampard in’.
However that has not put the Portuguese off wanting the job – one thing he defined having taken the somewhat extraordinary step of talking mid-process to Sky Sports activities Information.
Who else is within the working for the job?
Pereira has already had two interviews with Moshiri, who’s reportedly set to do the identical with former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.
Different names talked about alongside the method have been Wayne Rooney, Roberto Martinez and Fabio Cannavaro as Everton search for their seventh everlasting supervisor in six years.
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