According to the Liverpool ECHO, Everton has not been provided with any guidance regarding the timeline for the disclosure of the verdict concerning their alleged violation of profit and sustainability regulations.
As relays the GN, the Premier League charged the Toffees for contravening its Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules for the 2021/22 season. However, specific details regarding the breach were not mentioned, and no predetermined punishment exists as there has been no previous case of this nature in the top flight.
“The matter is now out of Premier League hands and the ECHO understands that Everton have not received any guidance from the independent commission over potential timescales,”
“Previous FFP cases in the Championship have taken between 18 months to two years to be concluded and club sources acknowledge that the Blues’ finances are likely to be more complex.”
In recent times, Everton has been faced with a barrage of challenges both on and off the field, ranging from protests concerning owner Farhad Moshiri to the unsettling experience of battling relegation two seasons in a row.
During the previous season, the Toffees narrowly avoided demotion from the top flight, yet they failed to address the underlying issues adequately, resulting in the club finding themselves in the same precarious situation once again this year.
Sean Dyche has now been entrusted with the responsibility of steering the team to safety. While he initially achieved some positive results, Everton currently finds themselves in serious danger of relegation with only two matches remaining. They currently occupy 17th place in the Premier League table, a mere point above the bottom three.
The latest development concerning the FFP allegations comes as a relief for Everton, as it could potentially alleviate tensions behind the scenes at Goodison Park. This newfound sense of ease may have a positive impact on the pitch as the players fight to retain their position in the league.