Ex-Everton CEO Keith Wyness is optimistic about a positive outcome for the club's appeal against their Premier League 10-point deduction. The Toffees were recently docked ten points for breaching the Premier League's profit and sustainability rules (PSRs).
An independent commission found the club’s desire to improve their on-pitch performance had resulted in them acting “irresponsibly” and exceeding permitted losses under the league’s profitability and sustainability rules (PSR). Everton said the club was «shocked and disappointed» by the ruling and have appealed the decision.
Now, former Everton CEO Wyness has said he believes the Blues could get all of their points back. The appeal took place between Wednesday, January 31 and Friday, February 2, with the result expected this week.
Speaking on Football Insider's Inside Track podcast, Wyness said: “I’m bullish on a positive outcome close to Valentine’s Day – hopefully a bouquet of roses rather than the thorns we’ve been getting recently. I think the signs, which everyone is frantically looking for, show a bit of a change in the media narrative about a positive outcome for Everton.
“The new lawyer, Laurence Rabinowitz KC, who has handled the appeal has put forward a really robust case. Interestingly, the clubs are told not to comment in any way during the process, yet the Premier League put out press releases and background briefings the night before the appeal.
“I think the league have got themselves in a real mess and the positive outcome would be a reduction in the points deduction. It may even go as far as taking the deduction away and replacing it with a suspended punishment.
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