Everton will not rocket up the footballing ladder just because executives from ‘big six’ clubs have been removed from key committees.
That is according to finance guru and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively after directors were kicked off Premier League, Uefa and ECA panels as punishment for the European Super League plot.
The spreadsheet expert claimed “whispers and threats” from the elite clubs will fade as a result but that Everton’s own ascension will not accelerate.
Everton have lofty ambitions under owner Farhad Moshiri and have not been shy about declaring their aim to smash the Premier League’s glass ceiling.
But Maguire is relatively pessimistic about the Toffees’ chances of breaking the ‘big six’ hegemony.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “I don’t think it will accelerate Everton’s rise.
“But this will prevent the continued funnelling of power, control and money into the elite.
“The number of concessions they [the ‘big six’] have managed to generate from the authorities in recent times is unbelievable.
“Remember, we’ve still got this ridiculous Swiss model. That’s nonsense, especially if you’re a fan of a club like Everton.
“Things are still geared towards the ‘big six’ clubs. I think it will stop the further concentration of power but I don’t think there will be any significant reversal.
“I can’t see a benefit for Everton. It will stop things getting worse but they will still be just as bad as they are.
“But the ‘big six’ won’t be able to put through the whispers and threats that they have done historically.”
Everton are enjoying a fruitful season under the stewardship of Carlo Ancelotti.
His side is currently 8th in the league standings with five matches remaining.