Everton CEO Denise Barrett-Baxendale is lining up her departure, according to Twitter insider The Bobble.
Barrett-Baxendale features on Everton’s Board of Directors, along with chairman Bill Kenwright, majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri and finance director Grant Ingles.
Director of football Marcel Brands was also on the board before he officially left the club by mutual consent over the weekend.
The insider says Baxendale is ‘looking for alternative employment’ and has been for a ‘number of months’ now – she even has the board’s blessing.
That process is said to be ongoing, indicating that Brands may not be the only high profile figure to leave Goodison Park.
A lot of Everton fans will be sad to see Barrett-Baxendale go, when she does eventually find a new role.
The ‘brilliant’ (via The Times’ Henry Winter) CEO won praise from plenty of supporters after demanding an apology from Liverpool and Manchester United over ‘Project Big Picture’ and was also applauded after winning Business Woman of the Year in 2020.
And worryingly, BBC Sport’s chief football writer Phil McNulty noted even before this news emerged that Everton’s board of directors had a ‘very, very lightweight appearance’ post-Brands.
If the CEO does indeed follow the Dutchman in departing, some new appointments will need to be made as quickly as possible with the January window looming.
In other news, fans fumed over this managerial update.
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