By Tam McManus

17th Nov, 2022 | 3:04pm

Pundit issues 'catastrophic' Everton prediction amid Bramley-Moore development

It would be “catastrophic” 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.

Football Insider revealed on Tuesday (15 November) that the Merseysiders have decided to stand by Lampard and give him time to turn their season around after crunch talks following their 3-0 away loss at Bournemouth.

Everton have lost seven of their 15 Premier League outings this term – including three defeats in their last five games.

The club sits one place and one point outside the relegation places.

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

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

“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 catastrophic. That could happen, by the way. Everton are not safe and they have gone into the break on a really bad run of form.

“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.”

In other news, McManus has also shared verdict on Ange Postecoglou quitting Celtic for Everton after source’s update.