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- Everton are relying on loans to meet monthly running costs during the takeover
- The Toffees may not have funds to sack Sean Dyche until a deal is completed
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Sean Dyche is set to benefit from 777 Partners’ protracted attempts to buy Everton as the club are unlikely to have the funds to sack their manager until a takeover is completed.
With owner Farhad Moshiri unwilling to inject any more money, Everton are relying on loans from 777 and MSP Sports Capital to meet their monthly running costs, which may not extend to a managerial pay-off.
Dyche is under pressure as Everton have taken just one point from their opening five Premier League games ahead of Saturday’s trip to Brentford, but is protected by a clause in his contract entitling him to be paid until the end of the season if he is dismissed, which would cost the club around £4m.
777 are believed to be admirers of Dyche, while it is unclear whether there is anyone at Goodison Park with the authority to fire him while the proposed takeover is pending.
Cossington poised for increased FA role
FA women’s technical director Kay Cossington will have an enhanced role following the retirement of Dame Sue Campbell, who will step down as director of women’s football next year.
Cossington is expected to take over Campbell’s responsibilities for England’s women’s teams and will report directly to FA chief executive Mark Bullingham.
Cossington has a close relationship with England manager Sarina Wiegman so her enhanced role may help the FA persuade the Dutch coach to extend her contract, which is due to expire after the 2025 European Championship.
Crawley Town field inquiries over a potential sale
Crawley Town are attracting interest from other American buyers just 18 months after being bought by crypto consortium WAGMI United.
Following a turbulent period which saw them narrowly avoid relegation to the National League and former manager John Yems given a three-year ban for using racist language towards the club’s players, Crawley have started the League Two season well under manager Scott Lindsey, with their owners already fielding inquiries over a potential sale.
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