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Moshiri: Everton face most critical time in our histort

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Everton are not for sale despite supporter protests against his running of the club, says owner Farhad Moshiri.

Disgruntled fans have called for Moshiri and the board of directors to resign in recent weeks with the club 19th in the Premier League.

In an interview with the Everton Fan Advisory Board, recorded before Saturday’s defeat at West Ham United and the dismissal of Frank Lampard, Moshiri said he is only seeking to bring in extra finance in order to help fund the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock on Liverpool‘s waterfront.

“The club is not for sale, but I’ve been talking to top investors of real quality to bridge a gap on the stadium,” he said.

“I can do it myself. But I want to bring top sport investors into Everton. We are close to having a deal done.

“It is not selling the club at all, it is just bringing more expertise in terms of global sponsorship, commercial development.

“A lot of specialist sport investors have this pool of knowledge and it is to secure that for Everton.”

The British-Iranian businessman says he will make the necessary changes to help lift Everton away from the Premier League relegation zone and urged fans to get behind the team.

“This is the most critical time in our history. It is almost an existential point,” said Moshiri, who bought a controlling stake in Everton in 2016.

“I have faith in this board. In the past I have removed directors and appointed directors. I’m not shy to make changes. We make changes when there is a need.

“We will be ruthless. We need to be calm and we need to go beyond our current position on the pitch.

“I feel the pain. I hear what the fans say. They have points. We will be addressing them. I don’t miss anything. I have a list of all the points.

“I a…

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