By Paul Robinson

16th Jun, 2022 | 1:00pm

Farhad Moshiri slammed by pundit after £183m Everton reveal - 'it's a mess'

Everton owner Farhard Moshiri has to take “a large portion” of the responsibility for the club’s demise last season, according to Paul Robinson.

The former Spurs and England goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the Toffees have been “a mess from the top down” over the past few years.

In an open letter last Wednesday (8 June), Moshiri apologised to supporters for the “mistakes made” by the board and said the club must “repay” them.

Kieran Maguire revealed to Football Insider (12 June) that Everton’s wages went from £84million in 2016 to £183million in 2021.

Moshiri bought a controlling share at Goodison Park in February 2016.

When asked by Football Insider if the blame should be solely laid at his door, Robinson said: “It is difficult to decide where to lay the blame.

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“A lot has gone wrong over the last few years. They have grossly overspent.

“The recruitment has been nothing short of awful. You have to look at it from the top down. The owners recruit the people who recruit the player. The players that have been brought in have simply not been good enough.

It has been a mess from the top down. It is hard to lay the blame at one person’s door.

“As the owner you often get the blame because you are ultimately in control. Part of the blame has to go to him.

“When you have the best interests of the club at heart and you think you are employing the right people to do the job, it is difficult. So many people have got it wrong.

“Moshiri has to take a large proportion of the responsibility.”

In other news, Everton have been told to U-turn on Yerry Mina after £15million exit update.