Everton manager Sean Dyche has lifted the lid on his meeting with the club’s prospective owners 777 Partners.
777 co-founder and managing partner Josh Wander plus Don Dransfield travelled to Everton’s Finch Farm training base earlier this week where they met up with Dyche and director of football Kevin Thelwell. Speaking in his pre-match press conference for Saturday’s trip to Brentford, Dyche outlined the nature of their discussions.
The Blues boss said: “It’s very casual at this stage. They made it clear to us who were in the meeting that the deal has got a long way to go to get to its finality.
“Most of it was very casual to be honest. It was just a feel of what I’ve learned in my time here – and others were involved in the chat of course – but on the football side of things, a feel of what I’ve learned here, the challenges ahead and stuff like that but it was a very casual meeting.
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“At this early stage they were very honest and promoted the thought that it’s still not done and it’s going to take time to get the deal done in the sense of all the fit and proper tests and all that sort of stuff. I think they were more getting a feel of what our thoughts were and what my thoughts were since coming into the club rather than giving us any directives on what they’re planning, it was more absorbing some of the feel of the club and getting a feel of it.”
Dyche added: “It was a broad brush sort of thing, it wasn’t the minutiae of it. We were talking of the feel of it, the past meets the present and the future and how to bring it allRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk