Everton chief claims they hope to learn from rivals stadium ‘mistakes’

The future of Everton football club

Everton’s finance chief Sasha Ryazantsev has claimed that the club are looking to learn from their rivals and their stadium development problems.

The Toffees have been looking to move into a new home for many years now.

Goodison Park, as famous and historic it is, holds the club back from a stream of corporate revenue that all their rivals have access to.

Now, the club are slowly closing in on moving to the Liverpool docks.

Plans for a stadium in Bramley Moore Dock are well underway but financing the build looks to be a current priority.

Though, as rivals such as Tottenham and Chelsea have recently learned, it’s not easy.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Gylfi Sigurdsson of Everton celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton FC at The King Power Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Learning from the mistakes of others

Spurs are currently going through hell with their stadium after it was not completed on time. 

Chelsea have also been quoted an incredible price to renovate Stamford Bridge.

Now, Everton are looking to make sure they don’t suffer the same problems.

“There’s been quite a few stadium moves and some of them arguably made some mistakes and I hope we can learn from those mistakes,” Ryazantev explained at the Leaders Sports Business Summit, as quoted by Sky Sports. 

“Sometimes it’s good to be a trailblazer but when you’re not first, you can learn from others’ mistakes. It is a very long-term project and it will take several years before we move.

“We see it as an opportunity to close the gap on the top six and the stadium itself will create a huge amount of new life.

“It will breathe new life into the team, create new jobs in the area and be worth one billion pounds of economic value to the city.”

Everton are ‘on the way up’ claims Theo Walcott

Not only are Everton improving off the field, they are on it too.

That is because following their wins over Fulham and Leicester their season is looking up.

Theo Walcott also feels the Toffees are a club ‘on the way up’.

Click here to see what he had to say about Everton under Marco Silva.