Everton shareholder: Bill Kenwright stops Leeds United-style meltdown at Goodison Park
Everton shareholder Mike Parry has taken aim at his own club’s fans as he protects the man who stopped a similar meltdown to that of Leeds United.
A wild owner with big plans but no idea how to execute them is a familiar story for Whites fans after Massimo Cellino’s reign at Elland Road and Farhad Moshiri is in a similar boat at Goodison Park.
But Parry, a former talkSPORT host, has insisted that chairman Bill Kenwright has single-handedly stopped the same thing happening to the Toffees.
“Well the fans who put their name to that letter must be eating magic mushrooms on toast for breakfast,” he said via his personal Twitter account. “Bill Kenwright has single-handedly stopped Mr Moshiri from reducing Everton to ashes, Leeds/Portsmouth style. His control of our mighty club has been reckless and chaotic.”
The tweet came after The Mirror reported that the 27 Campaign had written an open letter to Moshiri asking for Kenwright to step down as chairman of the club.
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Year after year of Championship mediocrity and even a period in League One seems such a long time ago in the fast-paced world of football but Leeds United fans would not wish such a traumatic time on any supporter.
Constant managerial changes, controversy on and off the pitch and the owner causing more issues than resolutions meant a very turbulent time in the club’s recent history.
If Kenwright really has prevented Moshiri from going wild at Goodison Park then Evertonians should be on their knees, worshipping the man, not asking for his head.
Leeds were desperate for such a strong hand when Cellino was at the helm but they did not have it available and the chaos that followed was unpreventable.
Andrea Radrizzani is at least a little less controversial and problematic, even if he isn’t a walk in the park, and he has managed to drag the club to the Premier League again with the help of Marcelo Bielsa and Victor Orta.
In other Leeds United news, Orta has been spotted at the club’s training camp in Spain, talking to a player whose Elland road future is in doubt.