Everton are looking for a new CEO after Robert Elstone quit his senior role at Goodison Park, according to a report.

The Times claims that Elstone, 54, has returned to rugby league, 13 years after he first arrived in the hierarchy at the Merseyside club.

He has played a major role in Everton’s plans of relocating at Bramley Moore dock but has now left before seeing the Toffees move into their new stadium.

The Guardian has previously reported that Elstone was being lined up to take the head role of the Super League.

Football Insider verdict

It seems as though there is going to be a lot of change at Goodison Park over the coming weeks and months. Not only are the club now said to be on the hunt for a new CEO but the Times has also claimed that Steve Walsh may be losing his job as director of football, which is hardly surprising given how poorly some of his signings have played. Most important, Sam Allardyce’s time at Goodison looks to be up, despite leading the club to an eighth-placed finish in the Premier League. The style of football was clearly a major issue with majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri, who is said to be meeting with the ex-England manager this week ahead of his expected departure. The playing squad is also likely to see an overhaul. A lot of the signings that Walsh and Ronald Koeman made last year have flopped and the Toffees may look to cut their losses on a host of them.

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