There are still many lingering doubts within the club as to whether the Everton board will be in attendance for their side’s home fixture against league-leaders, Arsenal this afternoon, according to recent reports.
Everton announced the appointment of former Burnley manager, Sean Dyche after sacking Frank Lampard.
Lampard lost his job after back-to-back losses to relegation rivals Southampton and West Ham. Although these losses were both major talking points in terms of Lampard keeping his job, they were also both heaped in controversy for different reasons.
Prior to Everton’s meeting with Southampton at Goodison Park, Everton Football Club confirmed that the board of directors had been instructed not to attend the fixture because of a “real and credible threat to their safety and security”.
The statement also read:
“This is an unprecedented decision for Everton Football Club – never before has our entire Board of Directors been ordered not to attend a match on safety grounds. It is a profoundly sad day for Everton and Evertonians.” – Club Spokesperson.
Everton’s board of directors, including Farhad Moshiri, were all, however, all in attendance in London for the toffee’s trip to The London Stadium to face West Ham United, which ended up being Frank Lampard’s last game as Everton manager.
According to Liverpool Echo, there are doubts surrounding the board of directors’ attendance at today’s fixture, with some club insiders reportedly not being surprised if the board were not present [via Chris Beesley].
Everton's board could miss Sean Dyche's first game as managerhttps://t.co/O71FRivfvt— Christopher Beesley (@CBeesleyEcho) February 3, 2023
It is clear that the fans will be in full voice both before, during and after kick-off at Goodison Park this afternoon, with full backing being given to Sean Dyche and his team.
They will also need to be in full voice for the rest of the season to give the Englishman the best chance of keeping his side in the Premier League this season.