Everton hero brands chairman 'bad smell that won't go away' after 'diabolical' transfers – Daily Star

Former Everton defender Alan Stubbs has slammed the ‘diabolical’ transfer strategy at the club while tearing into chairman Bill Kenwright
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Alan Stubbs has described Everton chairman Bill Kenwright as a "bad smell" while slamming the transfer strategy at his former club.
The central defender, who played 191 times for the club across two spells, hasn't held back in his assessment of his the Toffees as they sit bottom of the Premier League table having narrowly avoided relegation in each of the last two seasons.
Everton, who are set to move into their new Bramley-Moore Dock stadium next year, have also had a disappointing transfer window with only three notable permanent arrivals.
Stubbs told William Hill and Footy Accumulators' podcast: "Our chairman is like a bad smell that doesn’t want to go away.
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"He’s hanging on, but this club needs a fresh start, a fresh output. We need new finance and new ideas because we, as a club, are stale. There’s a lack of information from the boardroom to the director of football about how this club is going."
He added: "For me, what’s going down in the background is affecting what we are seeing on the pitch.
"There is too much noise in the background – the chief executive went, the finance officer left, and Graeme Sharp, unfortunately, left, who was probably just guilty by association and shouldn’t have probably gone."
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He added when asked about the transfer strategy at Goodison Park: "Their recruitment has been nothing short of diabolical; they have spent close to £600 million on bang-average players.
“Everton are in a worse state now than they were before they even spent a penny – surely that’s impossible to do?
"You could bring in anyone off the street and they would probably do a better job than what the recruitment has done at the club.
"Some people may be wondering why Everton are in the position that we are at the moment. They need to look in the mirror and take responsibility. No one has taken responsibility; it’s all been a blame game."
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The club were also hit with bad news off the pitch this season, as investors pulled out of £150m deal despite having an agreement.
Sean Dyche's men narrowly avoided further embarrassment this season with a late 2-1 win over Doncaster Rovers in the Carabao Cup.
A crunch fixture against Sheffield United is next up in the Premier League, followed by the visit of Arsenal.


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