Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has apologized to the club’s fans after a dismal campaign that nearly ended their 68-year uninterrupted stay in the English top flight. Everton narrowly avoided relegation to finish 16th, securing only Premier League survival in their penultimate game of the season with a 3-2 win over Crystal Palace.
Moshiri has come under fire for the unpopular managerial appointment of Rafa Benitez, who was sacked in January after six months in charge and replaced by Frank Lampard. “Mistakes were made and for that I want to apologize to all of you,” he wrote in a letter https://www.evertonfc.com/news/2642031/mr-moshiri-message- to-evertonians on the club’s website, adding that the board had carried out a strategic review of operations to identify the reasons why they were underperforming.
“A lot of learnings have already been implemented,” Moshiri added, pointing to Lampard’s recruitment as an example. The former Chelsea manager was the “outstanding candidate” following a clearly defined process, he added.
Moshiri then expressed his support for the Ukrainian people and said Everton had offered Dynamo Kyiv a friendly match at Goodison Park to raise funds for those affected by the Russian invasion, which Moscow calls a “special military operation”.
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