The Premier League club owned by Moshiri is one of the biggest brands in the football world. While it is not Manchester United, it still brings in respectable revenues and can put up a fight when it matters. While Everton did not get a good start this season (it currently, occupies the 12th position with just 10 points), it undeniably had some interesting moments and managed to create issues for the top dogs of the domestic league.
Financing seems to be an issue at the moment
We do not know whether Everton requires additional funding or has issues with finances, but there are some signs that it could be true. In this case, the weak performance can be explained by the lack of necessary resources in this season.
The accounting company BDO which serves as the club’s current official auditor is rumored to leave the work on the table without approaching any papers because their audit revealed some concerning issues with financing. Note that UK law demands all businesses to undergo an audit process. While smaller businesses are not required to hire an audit, a $200 million turnover does not qualify the team for any extortion from regulations.
BDO did not say that they are out just yet, but they also left questions from journalists without an answer. At the same time, The Guardian reported that sources close to the team management say that the company has issues with its current auditor and is looking for a replacement. BDO refused to comment while Everton said that the club is still working with BDO and won’t have any issues with reporting the findings of the audit process.
Sanctions on Russia may have a surprise cameo
One of the most influential sponsors of the team, Alisher Usmanov, became a target for western sanctions. Everton cut ties with the businessman and Yota, a subsidiary of a Russian telecom company MegaFon group, meaning it does not have access to the same resources. Compared to Usmanov, Moshiri is not a big participant in the club’s operations.