The manager spoke with Alan Brazil on talkSPORT this morning to discuss, among other things, his team's current form and the futures of Ross Barkley and John Stones but he was asked to comment on the reports of a move by former San Diego Padres owner John Moores to buy the club.
"I've been a bit surprised that there's been a lot of talk about this. There's nothing to mention.
"Clearly, what I could add – and it's something that every Everton needs to know – is that our chairman loves Everton [and] I don't think there are many owners with such an attachment to their football club.
"I can guarantee to you that anything that happens is going to be good for our football club because we've got a chairman who I don't think gets the credit that he deserves.
"He's been running the club under very difficult circumstances and now I can guarantee to you that whatever is going to happen, the future is very bright for Everton.
"I don't think you'd ever see at Everton a decision based on finances. I think it will be,if anything, to allow the football club to go onto the next level and fulfil the big projects that we have because we've got big aspirations.
"At the moment all of us would love the Chairman to stay at the football club for another hundred years. Believe me, there is nobody who's got that passion and the understanding of Everton to guide us to the next level.
"That's why I know that I can tell very strongly every Everton fan that the future will be very, very bright in the hands of our Chairman and any decision that comes from that."
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1 Posted 09/02/2016 at 18:48:48
The sooner this is sorted out and announced to the fans the better. It feels like it's been dragging on forever now
2 Posted 09/02/2016 at 18:58:29
3 Posted 09/02/2016 at 19:11:38
4 Posted 09/02/2016 at 19:13:13
5 Posted 09/02/2016 at 19:16:48
6 Posted 09/02/2016 at 19:22:01
7 Posted 09/02/2016 at 19:49:44
Nothing? What about ticket prices? Taxes? Sponsorship? Does that mean we can go in for a £50m keeper in summer?
8 Posted 09/02/2016 at 20:00:00
9 Posted 09/02/2016 at 20:09:07
10 Posted 09/02/2016 at 20:38:13
11 Posted 09/02/2016 at 21:41:14
12 Posted 09/02/2016 at 22:02:06
I suspect he is referring to Bill's health.
13 Posted 10/02/2016 at 03:17:22
14 Posted 10/02/2016 at 03:24:33
15 Posted 10/02/2016 at 03:27:24
16 Posted 10/02/2016 at 04:09:21
In all seriousness, we need to be bought by overseas buyers to do what we all wish for. Respect to Leicester City but it's like that horse winning the Grand National when all the other nags fell down.
Success now, damn it means tradition and culture being exposed to harsh brutal commercialism. Fingers crossed it works but Luvvie Kenwright is tradition and culture and that is no longer enough unless you want to be... erm... I don't know... Burnley? Integrity is no longer enough.
Look at the new Padres stadium. At least the Padres (our?) owners incorporated some historical building into the new stadium they built I heard (am I wrong?) with their investment.
I prefer Sir John picking up blue hitch-hikers in his Rolls... but then, Sir John had commercial nous that no EFC chairman after him has had.
We need these Americans (or their ilk) to succeed, people and, without them, we will always be... "plucky" also-rans.
17 Posted 10/02/2016 at 08:05:48
They have done well so far. As you say respect to them and certainly wouldn't have minded Everton being in the same position at this stage of the season with all the other nags falling down.
Seems we have been falling down on the final run in for nearly 30 years leaving other teams to pip us at the post. Beginning to sound like a Liverpool supporter now!
18 Posted 10/02/2016 at 08:15:47
The horse you refer to was Foinavon in the 1967 Grand National, also on that day we lost an FA Cup Quarter Final away at Notts Forest 3-2. Ian Storey Moore scored a hat trick for them and Jimmy Husband a brace for us.(We'd beaten the RS 1-0 the round before in the match that was televised with the big screen at Anfield) After the loooong drive home in we which we'd heard about the National fiasco, on TV we saw Sandie Shaw win the Eurovision Song Contest with Puppet On A String.......no wonder I can't remember what I had for my tea when my brain is full of all that crap.
19 Posted 10/02/2016 at 10:35:26
20 Posted 10/02/2016 at 13:19:36
Get well soon, Bill and stay where you are.
21 Posted 10/02/2016 at 13:40:30
Err..what? Can you imagine???
EXT: L4. The year 2116.
Think... the beginning of Blade Runner.
A birds eye view of a bustling futuristic cityscape.
Gigantic gleaming skyscrapers, modelled after the Mayan temples, piercing the clouds.
Artificial waterfalls for no apparent reason.
Fucking loads of giant, wafer-thin, flat screen TVs just floating in the air and automatically adjusting their advertising output according to the needs of individual passers by... ("Hey pal! Hey Jim! Jim Janouski!! Not heard of new nonce inhibiting nano bots yet?")Ã‚Â
Fat birds dressed like Barbarella.Ã‚Â
Skinny blokes dressed like Brendan Rodgers on a night out at Garlands.Ã‚Â
Talking gorillas with machine guns acting as 'undercover' security guards at Morrisons.
[Ext] GOODISON PARK.Ã‚Â
Exactly the fucking same as it is today, apart from two rust-ridden, clapped out Robots (as much cellotape as they are circuitry)... that look like rejects from those 'Mash means Smash' adverts... slapping a couple of paint brushes back and forth.
Ronnie: "Goodison's gonna look good as new for the new season."
Rodney: "Oh aye. As always. I don't care what they say about him. Not many chairman would have had the foresight to stock up on absolutely fucking shitloads of blue paint well before the worldwide Dulux drought of 2057. And the ungrateful bastards still have the barefaced cheek to say "Where's the Arteta money Bill?" "
Ronnie: "I know, kid. To think he mortgaged his own gaff to ensure this place had a glorious future as well"
Rodney: "He used to go in the boy's pen as well y'know. Way back like. Before the dark times"
Ronnie: "Aye, and he sent his own dad back in time to protect his not knocked up yet mother from a cybernetic killing machine from the future that someone like the Blue Union probably cobbled together. Fucking big brutal bastard it was. Then, years later, he reprogrammed the exact same model and sent that one back to protect his younger self from an even more technologically advanced murdering twat who wanted to mess with Everton via the malleable medium of time travel. That was when he came up with his catchphrase 'Hasta La Vista Baby'."
Rodney: "Wasn't that John Connor? From those arl' Terminator films?"
Ronnie: "Nah, Bill Kenwright that, kid."
Ronnie: " Can your CPU even begin to imagine what sort of state we'd be in if he hadn't stuck it out for so long?"
22 Posted 10/02/2016 at 20:51:56
Sadly it sums up how we are viewed by the football world. Poor little Everton are so lucky to have a fan as a chairman.
23 Posted 10/02/2016 at 23:02:49
A Nebraska man pleaded guilty and received two consecutive life sentences on Wednesday for the murders of his mother and 4-year-old half-brother.
Roberto Martinez also had faced a kidnap charge for allegedly throwing his 11-month-old half-brother in a dumpster. That charge was dropped and he pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder ....
24 Posted 10/02/2016 at 23:14:39
25 Posted 11/02/2016 at 05:23:30
There again, is Roman also a replicant? He sits next to many beautiful women but never looks interested.......and what about Klopp, Guardiola, Simeone. Wenger, Mourinho and Martinez? The silver tongued figures gradually taking control of key clubs in the world of football. Don't tell me these people are real. Big Sam and Uncle Ranieri are real. The other bunch are scary reptilian-like creatures who communicate through verbal riddles and it has been said that Klopp can catch a football with his mouth and Martinez can lace his shoes with his tongue. "The future looks bright". Is this message for us or the Aliens?
26 Posted 11/02/2016 at 15:31:37
Yes, that's why it hasn't happened in 17 years.
27 Posted 12/02/2016 at 01:39:18
Was the rest of the sentence, ".....cos I've handed in me notice."
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