By Richard Parks
Everton chairman Bill Kenwright is set to be the next victim of the mass overhaul conducted this summer by Farhad Moshiri, according to a report.
The Mirror claim the Merseysiders’ majority shareholder is ready to get rid of the long-serving chairman as well as the likes of manager Sam Allardyce, director of football Steve Walsh and talisman Wayne Rooney.
It is said that Moshiri has been shaken by the lack of success following his huge investment in the club in the last two years.
The Mirror report that theatre impressario Kenwright, 72, is the next in the line of fire and could pay the price for the wretched signings in recent transfer windows.
Kenwright has been on the Everton board since 1989 and been the chairman since 2004.
Football Insider verdict:
Kenwright is an immensely popular figure at Everton, and a highly respected one, too. His association with the club at executive level is 29 years and he has been chairman for the last 14, the majority of which period the club have punched above their weight, particularly during the David Moyes era. But that is no longer the case and the agreement Kenwright has to run the club expires in August. It appears Moshiri is hankering for change, and that could include a changing of the guard in the key role of chairman. Clearly, most of the signings and appointments in the last few years have not delivered, with the decision to hand Rooney and Allardyce huge contracts looking particularly foolish. Kenwright could become the biggest casualty yet of the Everton clearout.