Jamie Carragher and Roy Keane have agreed that Everton's management are to blame for the club's record points deduction due to breaching the Premier League's Profit and Sustainability rules.
«I think, unfortunately for Everton, they're in the wrong place at the wrong time,» said former Liverpool defender Carragher. Last week, an independent commission decided that Everton would lose 10 points from their Premier League tally for exceeding the league's permitted loss over a three-year period ending in 2022.
The investigation revealed that Everton had gone over the £105million limit by nearly £20million after years of high spending and managerial changes. Carragher expressed his sympathy for Everton on The Overlap with Sky Sports, but he also pointed out that there has been a lack of «thinking» at Goodison Park in recent years, which has led to the club's financial troubles.
Everton now sit second bottom of the Premier League, with clubs such as Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham now awaiting the outcome of the FFP investigation of title holders Manchester City. City currently sit top of the league table, one point ahead of Liverpool and Arsenal in second and third respectively, with the Reds boasting a superior goal difference to the north Londoners.
«The Premier League now, there's so many other clubs and it's almost we're making a stand, to stop people breaking rules and thinking they can get away with things,» said Carragher.
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«It's the independent commission but the Premier League recommended it, there was talk of 12 points but it was 10.Read on football.london