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Jamie Carragher names the ‘worst run club in the Premier League and whole of Europe’

Jamie Carragher names the ‘worst run club in the Premier League and whole of Europe’ when in discussion with Roy Keane and Gary Neville.

When the topic of Everton arose, the former Liverpool defender couldn’t prevent himself from hitting out at the club’s owners, after what’s been a dreadful season despite getting off to a good start being in the top five by matchweek 7 but now find themselves battling to stay up.

Carragher’s condemnation came on the latest episode of Gary Neville’s ‘The Overlap Fan Debate’ which sees them talk about a number of issues whilst having some light-hearted laughs.

Jamie Carragher names the ‘worst run club in the Premier League and whole of Europe’

Carra said on the Toffees: “I think Everton are the worst run club in the country, probably one the worst run in Europe. They have to be. And that’s not just because they’ve spent lots of money and it hasn’t worked – that’s happened before.

“Some of the things that Everton do, it’s unbelievable.”

Everton made three signings in the early weeks of January, back when Rafa Benitez were managing them.

Full backs Nathan Patterson and Vitaliy Mykolenko came in on permanent deals, while Anwar El Ghazi joined on loan from Aston Villa and Lucas Digne went in the opposite direction.

Benitez was axed a few weeks after and surprisingly replaced by Frank Lampard, who was then able to sign Dele Alli from Tottenham Hotspur and Donny van de Beek came in on loan from Manchester United.

Carragher went on: “When you think about what they did in January – bringing two full-backs in and then sacking the manager a week later.

“Bringing [Anwar] El Ghazi in – what was that all about? They brought El Ghazi in from Aston Villa. A winger. Benitez got him on loan. I don’t even know why.

“That’s why they’ve had five or six managers. I think any manager who goes into any football club thinks he’s the guy to turn this around. That’s why I fear for Frank [Lampard] a little bit, because Everton Football Club right now is not a place that you’d want to go as a manager. There’s that much going on around you, it’s an absolute mess.

“The owner hasn’t got a clue has he? You’ve obviously got the [Alisher] Usmanov thing right now. But in terms of those players, I said a couple of weeks ago, they’re a disgrace.”

Meanwhile, Gary Neville believes that Everton or Leeds United could go down this season as he delivers his verdict on the Premier League relegation battle.

“I think Everton or Leeds could go down. Leeds’ win over Wolves was massive to make it back-to-back wins, that could save them.

“But I do think there is something in both of those squads where you think they could go. I look at Sean Dyche and Roy Hodgson and I think they know what is going on here.

“Something could happen at Watford, Roy has done it before with Fulham where they managed to get out of it on the final day. I do thing something could happen and one of you could get dragged in.”

Keane said: “They don’t look like a good group. Don’t look like good characters.

“It doesn’t seem like a good dressing room, good bunch of lads who will roll up their sleeves.

“It’s trouble ahead.”

Everton currently sit 17th in the table and are three points above the relegation zone, but following the FA Cup upset to Crystal Palace, Lampard was left questioning whether his side have what it takes to stay up, asking if the players ‘have the bollocks’ for a relegation battle.

While chatting with an Everton supporter in the studio, Carragher admitted: “I think if Everton lose to Burnley, you’ll go down.”

Everton head to Burnley’s Turf Moor for that huge relegation six-pointer on the 6th of April.


Position: 14th
Games played: 29
Points: 31
Current form: WDWWWLL
Next fixture: Tottenham (A)

Key fixtures to note: April 3: Norwich (a), May 22: Burnley (a).


Position: 15th
Games played: 30
Points: 30
Current form: DLLWWL
Next fixture: Chelsea (A)

Key fixtures to note: April 16: Watford (a), May 15: Everton (a), May 22: Leeds (h).


Position: 16th
Games played: 30
Points: 29
Current form: LLLLWW
Next fixture: Southampton (H)

Key fixtures to note: April 9: Watford (a), April 16: Chelsea (h), May 22: Brentford (a).


Position: 17th
Games played: 27
Points: 25
Current form: LWLLLLW
Next fixture: West Ham (A)

Key fixtures to note: April 23: Liverpool (a), April 30: Chelsea (h), May 15: Brentford (h).


Position: 18th
Games played: 29
Points: 22
Next fixture: Liverpool (A)
Current form: WLDLLW

Key fixtures to note: April 9: Leeds (h), April 16: Brentford (h), April 30: Burnley (h).


Position: 19th
Games played: 27
Points: 21
Next fixture: Man City (H)
Current form: WWDLLL

Key fixtures to note: April 9: Norwich (a), April 30: Watford (a), May 22: Newcastle (h).

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There was reaction as Jamie Carragher names Everton as the ‘worst run club in the Premier League and whole of Europe’…

@scousehawkeye: Absolutely spot on and more 👌🏼

@notarsedonebit_: No lies detected 😭

@willo_ian: He’s right, though. 😂

@SuzHatchard84: He is talking so much sense 🤣🤣🤣

@wesrowe123: Yerrrs carra this’ll have them FEWMIN

@Peter311277: Everton supporters should listen to this 😂😂😂

@bluesofgoodison: Carragher on the money as always when he says we’re one of the worst run clubs in England/Europe

@ToffeeTosh1878: Thought we played well against Newcastle, we worked hard and dug in. This wanker is full of shit again. Between him and Merson 🤬

@michaelkirby_8: Why are people so offended by what he’s said? Up until Allan’s red card against Newcastle we were shite

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