English Premiership

New owner set to invest heavily in Everton

2017-01-05 17:46
Gareth Barry.(Getty Images)

London - Everton are determined to reestablish themselves as one of English football's top clubs with plans of major investment and a new stadium.

Speaking at a general meeting after acquiring a 49.9% stake in the club, Farhad Moshiri said that he will do everything in his power to make the Toffees more competitive in the Premier League.

He told the audience at Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall: "The gold standard is Premier League position.

"That's where Everton's competitive edge will be measured. We have a window to establish ourselves and we will do everything we can.

"Bill (Kenwright) and the past managers kept the club close to the elite.

"Now we need to look at sustainability. We need a sustainable base to be among the elite. It takes time but we are committed, that's why we are here."

While club Chief executive Robert Elstone spoke positively of the club's plans for a new stadium, it was the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, who hinted that one possible site for the new stadium could be the waterfront at Bramley Moore Dock.

He said: "On Friday we announced £20m being spent on a road connecting into the dock site."

Elstone added: "Around about the end of April we will be announcing £6m investment that goes directly into the site we are looking at.

"Before we can move forward we need to find the answers to the uncertainties, work through the unknowns and, ultimately, present the answers that will allow the board to make the right decisions for the club.

"The next few months will be critical.....it's an exciting project that could cement the club's future and make a significant contribution to the City."

Everton next welcome Leicester City in a 3rd-round FA Cup tie to a Goodison Park Stadium that stands as one of the most traditional venues in the English Premiership and is bedded within Merseyside.

Kick off is at 17:00.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Saturday, 19 October 2019
Everton v West Ham United, Goodison Park 13:30
Leicester City v Burnley, King Power Stadium 16:00
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton, Molineux Stadium 16:00
Chelsea v Newcastle United, Stamford Bridge 16:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Watford, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 16:00
Aston Villa v Brighton & Hove Albion, Villa Park 16:00
AFC Bournemouth v Norwich City, Vitality Stadium 16:00
Crystal Palace v Manchester City, Selhurst Park 18:30
Sunday, 20 October 2019
Manchester United v Liverpool, Old Trafford 17:30
Monday, 21 October 2019
Sheffield United v Arsenal, Bramall Lane 21:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

And the 2019/20 English Premiership champions will be ... ?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.