By Tam McManus

1st Feb, 2023 | 10:00am

New Everton stadium may never be finished as pundit suggests new 'huge blow'

It would be “a huge blow” if Everton were relegated from the Premier League while their new stadium is still being built.

That’s according to former Hibernian striker Tam McManus, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Toffees’ chances of demotion.

Everton announced Sean Dyche as Frank Lampard’s successor on Monday (30 January).

The Toffees remain in a precarious position, only off the bottom of the league on goal difference ahead of this weekend’s (4 February) game against league-leaders Arsenal.

With the construction Everton’s new Bramley-Moore docks stadium underway, McManus fears for the club’s financial stability while relegation remains a possibility.

“We know about the financial problems at Everton,” McManus told Football Insider‘s Ben Wild.

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“Their accounts were bad last year and god knows how much this stadium is going to end up costing them. It won’t be as much as Tottenham’s but that was £1billion.

“You are still talking about hundreds of millions of pounds, you need Premier League money to pull something like that off.

“What happens if they are relegated? It would be huge. That could happen, by the way. Everton are not safe and they don’t look like turning this form around any time soon.

“They can’t score and that defensive stability has disappeared as well. Without Premier League money that stadium won’t be built.

“You just wonder why they have started building it while their place in the Premier League is far from certain.

“It may not have been the best move. It would be a huge blow for the future of the club.”

In other news, pundit claims Everton youngster could be handed unexpected role after source’s reveal.