Perhaps the largest challenge facing Everton Football Club in the years to come will not be on the pitch, but off it.
In a league increasingly dominated by money, and the top players money can buy, one of England’s oldest clubs is on the outside looking in. While David Moyes once again worked his transfer magic last January to employ the right blend of additions, that well can only be tapped so many times.
What the Toffees need is a buyer, and soon. Current Chairman Bill Kenwright has been trying to sell Everton for some time, but so far no luck. To add a bit of grease to the proceedings, New York-based global sports agency Inner Circle has been brought in to broker deals between Kenwright and prospective buyers. Inner Circle is no stranger to selling Merseyside clubs, having been involved in Liverpool’s last two sales.
But what exactly would change with a new owner? Fans have a general notion that the club would improve, and there’s a lot of truth to that. For more specific examples, consider these 10 things that would change when a new moneybag-laden buyer strolls down Walton Lane.