Kieran Maguire verdict on Uefa and Premier League punishing Everton for FFP breaches
The Premier League are relaxed about spending at Everton with regards to financial fair play – it is Uefa the Toffees need to be concerned about.
That is according to finance guru and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively after Ancelotti revealed his stance on Everton’s FFP issues.
The Everton boss insists the Premier League must punish the teams involved in the foiled European Super League plot before turning its attention to Everton.
Quoted by the Guardian, the 61-year-old said: “first of all they have to take care of [the ‘big six’ and then, maybe, they can have a look at Everton.”
Everton posted an eye-watering £139.9million deficit in their last set of financial results, the heaviest loss incurred by any Premier League team.
But Maguire claims that Everton’s FFP concerns lie not with the Premier League but with Uefa.
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“I think they are separate issues,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“The ‘big six’ issue is one of trust. Clearly, there has been a breakdown in trust between the Premier League and the executives of the big six. I think we do have to separate the execs from the club.
“In terms of Everton, one hopes the rules are relaxed. I think there’s more of a danger of Uefa charging them.
“Under Uefa, you’re only allowed to lose €30m rather than £105m every three years in the Premier League.
“There’s no appetite in the Premier League to have a go at Everton, is my understanding. I think it’s more of a European issue.”