Everton are, pound for pound, one of the worst-ran clubs in England. That is a fact largely irrefutable, given their tendency to spend big and underperform in recent years.
The change in ownership that saw Farhad Moshiri take a majority stake in the Toffees offered huge promise of a brighter future strewn with money and success.
Whilst the former has certainly been present in their transfer and managerial appointments, they have arguably veered further away from the latter as misinformed moves have stunted growth and led them down a very dark path.
They are now forced to wallow around the relegation zone, constantly battling the drop and wondering where the next win will come from. Sean Dyche is trying his best to turn them into a side to be feared once again, but so far it is a failed venture that seemingly nobody can fix.
No matter who it is that succeeds Moshiri, Goodison Park will be glad to see the back of him at least, with his hotly anticipated tenure one of the most promising, and therefore easily the most disappointing.
Who is Everton’s worst-ever signing?
To narrow down the worst acquisition of this era is a near-impossible task, due to the sheer volume of failures they have played host to.
Jean-Philippe Gbamin was one expensive flop who saw his career curtailed by injuries, whilst Davy Klaassen marked a clueless signing that left the club overloaded with number tens.