Everton recently received a new investment through billionaire Farhad Moshiri, who has become the majority shareholder the club. Bill Kenwright has been in charge of the club for more than a decade, but he has faced stiff opposition from the fans for failing to make enough investment.
The lack of investment has meant that Everton have been unable to make steady progress on the pitch. There have been a few good seasons in the last 20 years but not enough to be sustainable on a regular basis.Moshiri is worth around £ 1.5 billion and he is expected to provide some significant reinforcement especially in the transfer window.
Everton have been one of the few clubs with less pressure on the manager and this has largely been because of the low funds entrusted with him – though there have long been rumours of investment from the owner of a company specialising in yacht charter in Scotland.
This will not be the case in the coming years and it will only increase pressure from manager Roberto Martinez according to former Premier league star Joey Barton. Martinez remains confident of satisfying the needs of the new owner. He is also very keen on being part of the new era at Goodison Park. One of the main areas where the club needs a major influx of cash is in the construction of a new stadium.
“The issue for me, and it hasn’t really been noted, is that usually when owners come in, big investors, 49.9% investors, they want their own man in charge and I think there is going to be an enormous pressure.There is already an internal pressure in the City of Liverpool on Roberto Martinez – I knew that from the show we did, the feedback from it. If Everton don’t finish this season strongly, who knows?New owners come to a football club, and we’ve seen it many, many times,” said Joey Barton.